The Gest of Robyn Hode: A Critical and Textual Commentary

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The "Gest of Robyn Hode," in print by 1535, was the most substantial early tale of Robin Hood, telling of how he rescued a knight from being bankrupted by the church, captured then later killed the Sheriff of Nottingham, won a great archery contest, was reconciled to the King, and died. This volume includes a critically re-edited text of the "Gest," a modernization, vocabulary, extensive notes, and an introduction setting it in historical context (including a demonstration that the King of the "Gest" is Edward -- probably Edward II -- and not Richard I). Also includes texts of many other writings of the "Robin Hood Period" and assorted illustrations.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Robert B. Waltz

Robert B. Waltz, BA, Physics and Mathematics, Hamline University, 1985. Editor, The Traditional Ballad Index. Editor, The Minnesota Heritage Songbook (Minnesota Sesquicentennial Project). Editor, The Gest of Robyn Hode (Loomis House Books). Author, Romancing the Ballad: How Orpheus the Minstrel Became King Orfeo (Loomis House Books). Author, The Bible In History (free e-book). Author, An Introduction to Braid Scots (free e-book)

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