Robin Hood

Week 9: Medieval Heroes - Assignments - Reading - Resources - Images

The Prince and the Poacher: 1

Reading time:(2 minutes)

The comic book adheres to the later romantic tradition that Robin Hood's legend is associated with the story of King Richard the "Lionheart", who became king of England in 1189. When Richard was away on the crusades, his brother John ruled in his place - and in this version, John is aided by an evil henchman named Robert Murdoch.

Questions. Make sure you can answer these questions about what you just read:

  • according to this version of the story, who is Robin Hood? what is his background?
  • what is Robin Hood's mission in life?
  • in what forest does the adventure begin?

Source: Robin Hood #52 by Magazine Enterprises, Nov. 1955 (weblink).

Modern Languages / Anthropology 3043: Folklore & Mythology. Laura Gibbs, Ph.D. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License. You must give the original author credit. You may not use this work for commercial purposes. If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under a license identical to this one.
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