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Robin Hood legend 'sexed up for London'

Robin Hood legend 'sexed up for London'
trefwoorden: Engeland - Londen - Sherwood - Robin Hood - 16e eeuw
The legend of Robin Hood as a noble outlaw was created for aspirational middle-class Londoners, according to new research.
Until the late 1500s the Sherwood Forest outlaw had appeared in ballads as a yeoman brigand, a working-class hero fighting for social justice. But since 1598 he has been seen as a nobleman exiled to the forest because of dirty tricks by evil barons.
New research shows that between 1598 and 1601, this newly ennobled Robin appeared in five plays, as well as presiding in spirit over Shakespeare's As You Like It.

Lees verder bij: The Independent (5 oktober 2003)