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Posted By: Darowyn
24-May-10 - 04:49 AM
Thread Name: Robin Hood in the Crusades?
Subject: RE: Robin Hood in the Crusades?
Does not Robin Hood, or a similar character turn, up in Walter Scott's "Ivanhoe"?
That gives it the Crusader/ Richard I /King John connection, and also introduces a bit of Norman/Saxon ethnic strife.
That might be the origin of that extension of the myth.
Cheers
Dave