Hunting for Robin Hood

Version: Abridged
Author: Seth Feldman
Narrator: Unknown
Genres: History
Publisher: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC Audio)
Published In: March 2003
Length: 1 hour
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Overview

One of the most interesting things about the Robin Hood stories are the physical violence and male bonding through the violence. Part of the joy of Robin Hood is the joy of him being a risk taker. He's a champion of the underdog and a champion of social justice, but at the same time he's not a total boy scout about it. For some kids, Robin Hood was even better than the Lone Ranger. Robin Hood was real. Robin Hood existed, there was no question about it. Ballads, plays and movies tell of Robin Hood stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. But did he really exist? Is he a male archetype out of the pagan past? Seth Feldman cavorts with a merry band of scholars searching for the still elusive outlaw.