By David Baldwin
The id of Robin Hood is among the nice old mysteries of English historical past - formerly. every person has heard of Robin Hood, the bright archer who 'robbed the wealthy to provide to the bad' and who consistently triumphed over the forces of evil, however the guy at the back of the legend is as mysterious as King Arthur. there have been outlaws who lived within the royal forests preying on unwary tourists, and Robin Hoods whose names are recorded in ancient files: yet nobody has been in a position to turn out that this kind of genuine Robins used to be the person whose exploits have been honored in ballad and track. David Baldwin units out to discover the true Robin Hood, trying to find clues within the earliest ballads and in professional and felony records of the 13th and fourteenth centuries. His seek takes him to the stricken reign of King Henry III, his conclusions flip historical past on its head and David Baldwin unearths the identify of the fellow who encouraged the stories of Robin Hood.