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A Brief History of Robin Hood: The True History Behind the Legend

Eleanor David

Discover the true history behind the legend of Robin Hood in this captivating audiobook. Nigel Cawthorne explores the origins of the myth and separates fact from fiction. From the reign of Richard I to the role of the Sheriff, this audiobook offers intriguing insights into the iconic character. Immerse yourself in this compelling narrative that uncovers the real story of Robin Hood.

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Who was Robin Hood? This legendary figure has captured the imaginations of people throughout history. From literature to movies, the hooded man of Sherwood Forest and his band of outlaws have enthralled audiences. But where does the myth come from? In this audiobook, author Nigel Cawthorne explores the origins of the Robin Hood legend and sets the record straight on the true history behind this iconic character.

The Legend of Robin Hood

The story of Robin Hood began with the legend of the Green Man, a mythical figure associated with nature and forest. However, it wasn't until the reign of Richard I, the Lionheart, that the story of Robin Hood found its location. During Richard's absence from England as he fought in the crusades, his brother John laid waste to the country. It was during this turbulent time that the figure of Robin Hood emerged as a symbol of resistance against the oppressive regime.

The Bandit Prince or the Vigilante?

One of the key questions surrounding Robin Hood is whether he was a bandit prince leading a group of brigands or a vigilante fighting for justice. This audiobook delves into this debate, exploring the various historical accounts and theories surrounding the character. Cawthorne presents a compelling argument, providing insights into Robin Hood's motivations and actions.

The Sheriff and the Legitimate Law

Another intriguing aspect of the Robin Hood legend is the role of the Sherriff. Was he in fact the legitimate law in the land fighting against Robin Hood and his merry men? Cawthorne sheds light on the historical context, exploring the power dynamics and conflicts between the sheriff and the outlaws. This audiobook offers a fresh perspective on this iconic rivalry.

About the Author and Publisher

Nigel Cawthorne, the author of this audiobook, is a renowned writer with a passion for history. With his expert research and engaging storytelling style, Cawthorne brings the true history of Robin Hood to life. This audiobook is published by Audible Studios, a leading platform for audiobook enthusiasts.

Additional Info

Book Name: A Brief History of Robin Hood: The True History Behind the Legend
Book Format: AudiobookFormat
Authors: Nigel Cawthorne
Narrators: Eleanor David
Genres: History
Audiobook Length: 6H10M
Publisher: Audible Studios
Language: English
Publish Date: 2012-12-21
Last Price: 14.22 USD

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Who was Robin Hood?

Robin Hood is a legendary figure who is known for leading a band of outlaws in Sherwood Forest.

Where does the myth of Robin Hood come from?

The myth of Robin Hood originated from the legend of the Green man, but it gained popularity during the reign of Richard I, the Lionheart.

What was happening in England during the absence of Richard I?

During Richard I's absence, his brother John caused chaos and devastation in the country.

Was Robin Hood a bandit prince?

There are claims that Robin Hood was a bandit prince leading a group of brigands, but it is uncertain.

Who was the Sherriff and what was his role?

The Sherriff was a law enforcement officer, but there is debate on whether he was the legitimate law in the land or fighting against vigilantes.

What can be tied to historical events and people in the legend of Robin Hood?

Many parts of the Robin Hood legend can be connected to historical events and people.

What level of depth does the audiobook provide?

The audiobook offers a good level of depth, providing insights into the origins of the legend and the evolution of the character over time.

Is the audiobook accessible for casual fans of Robin Hood?

Yes, the audiobook is accessible and not overly technical, making it suitable for casual fans of Robin Hood.

Does the audiobook discuss film adaptations of Robin Hood?

While the audiobook mentions film adaptations of Robin Hood, it does not extensively discuss them.

What is Eleanor David's contribution to the audiobook?

Eleanor David helps bring the story of Robin Hood to life through her narration, making it more real and enjoyable.

If the book was turned into a film, what would the tag line be?

The real story of Robin Hood


9 reviews for this audiobook
  • Sa
    Sarah 19-Oct-2023

    This audiobook is a treasure trove of historical facts about the legendary figure of Robin Hood. Nigel Cawthorne does an amazing job of bringing to light the true history behind the myth. Highly recommended!

  • Jo
    John 23-Oct-2023

    If you've always been fascinated by the tales of Robin Hood but wanted to separate fact from fiction, this audiobook is perfect for you. Nigel Cawthorne provides a concise and informative account that will leave you wanting to learn more.

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    Emily 06-Nov-2023

    I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this audiobook. Nigel Cawthorne's storytelling skills combined with his extensive research make for a captivating experience. A must-listen for anyone interested in the history of Robin Hood.

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    David 24-Nov-2023

    Nigel Cawthorne brings a fresh perspective to the legend of Robin Hood in this audiobook. His ability to weave historical facts with exciting narratives keeps you hooked from start to finish.

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    Rachel 22-Dec-2023

    As a fan of historical accounts, I found this audiobook to be a fantastic source of information on Robin Hood. Nigel Cawthorne's attention to detail and engaging writing style make it a must-have for history enthusiasts.

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    Michael 01-Jan-2024

    This audiobook offers a fascinating exploration into the true history behind the legend of Robin Hood. Nigel Cawthorne's extensive research shines through, making it an educational and enjoyable listen.

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    Michelle 07-Jan-2024

    Nigel Cawthorne brings Robin Hood to life in this audiobook. His meticulous research and storytelling abilities make the historical narrative engaging and entertaining. Highly recommended for history buffs!

  • Da
    Daniel 25-Feb-2024

    If you're a history lover, you won't be disappointed with this audiobook. Nigel Cawthorne's exploration of the true history behind Robin Hood is both enlightening and entertaining. A must-have for your audiobook collection.

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    Jessica 13-Apr-2024

    This audiobook debunked so many myths I believed about Robin Hood. Nigel Cawthorne's research is extensive, and his writing style is engaging. I highly recommend this to anyone interested in the true story behind the legend.

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