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In the early stories of Robin Hood there is no Maid Marian, no Friar Tuck, Robin doesn’t live in the time of bad Prince John, or the crusades, doesn’t lead a large and merry gang, and never robs the rich to give to the poor. Neil and Alice discuss the long-lasting appeal of this man with a bow and how he has changed over the centuries.

 

 

Vocabulary and definitions

outlaw – criminal
medieval period or Middle Ages – the period in Europe from the 5th to the 15th century
ballad – a song or poem that tells a story
disturbing – making you feel upset or shocked
assassinations – the murder of important people, often for political reasons
dismembered bodies – bodies that have been cut or torn into pieces
trickster – someone who deceives or cheats people
operate on your own terms – do what you want according to your own rules
masculinity – the qualities typical of a man

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