Robin Hood. Maid Marian. Little John. Friar Tuck. Alan a Dale. Will Scarlet. All names which have become immortalised not just in English folklore, but hailed in world legend. What is the historical truth behind these enigmatic figures-and what became of them after their celebrated adventures?
In this book, Robin Hood enthusiast Neil Hallam invites you to join him on the trip of a lifetime as he travels around some of the most scenic locations in England searching for the facts behind this famous yet inscrutable outlaw. His travels take him far beyond busy Nottingham and Sherwood Forest to the village of Robin Hood, the bucolic hamlet of Loxley, charming Whitby and the beautiful Robin Hood's Bay, via a plethora of caves, coves, churches, crags and castles just waiting to be discovered along the way.
Drawing on historical research, national folklore and local legend, Neil pieces together a fascinating and entertaining tapestry of swashbuckling adventures, intriguing mysteries and ancient curiosities which will make you want to visit each and every amazing location for yourself.