1730 - Gent, Thomas - History of York (4)
|Title||History of York|
|Mentions||Wakefield; West Riding; Aggbrig; York; Richard Duke of York; Edward IV; York Castle; John Green [for George à Greene], Pinder of Wakefield; Robin Hood|
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2013-07-06. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-07.
Wakefield, a fair, uniform, large Town, well situated in the W. R. and Agbridge 100, 20 Miles S. of York, with 2 Markets on Thursdays and Fridays for Cloth, Provisions, &c. a great Clothing Town. It is noted for a Battle between the Houses of Lancaster and York, where Richard Duke of York Father to Edw. IV. was slain, whose Head was afterwards crown'd with Ivy at York Castle. In this Town was born John Green, the famous Pinder, who fought Robin Hood so manfully. It stands on the River Calder, over which is a fair Stone Bridge, and on it a fine Chapel, built by the said King Edward IV. in Memory of, and to pray for those, who with his Father lost their Lives in that Battle.
"John Green" is a slip for George à Greene.
- Not in Dobson, R. B., ed.; Taylor, J., ed. Rymes of Robyn Hood: an Introduction to the English Outlaw (London, 1976)
- Outside scope of Sussex, Lucy, compil. 'References to Robin Hood up to 1600', in: Knight, Stephen. Robin Hood: A Complete Study of the English Outlaw (Oxford, UK; Cambridge, Massachusetts: Blackwell, 1994), pp. 262-88.
- Anonymous - 1632 - Pinder of Wakefield
- Jolly Pinder of Wakefield
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