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Robin Hood: People’s Outlaw and Forest Hero

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Why does a mythical hero from 14th century England still inspire Hollywood movies, BBC dramas and even financial transaction taxes?
Issue 2287

Why does a mythical hero from 14th century England still inspire Hollywood movies, BBC dramas and even financial transaction taxes?

Paul Buhle’s new book gives an illustrated history of the tale of Robin Hood. This is a legend that has been shaped by the times—from peasant rebellion to McCarthyite witch-hunt.

This is an entertaining mix of cultural and political history.

Robin Hood: People’s Outlaw and Forest Hero
by Paul Buhle
PM Press, £10.99
out now

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