1831 - Lewis, Samuel - Topographical Dictionary of England (09)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Date 1831
Author Lewis, Samuel
Title A Topographical Dictionary of England, comprising the Several Counties, Cities, Boroughs, Corporate and Market Towns, Parishes, Chapelries, and Townships, and the Islands of Guernsey, Jersey, and Man, with Historical and Statistical Descriptions
Mentions Robin Hood; Sherwood; popular ballads
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Sherwood Forest.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2017-06-16. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-07.


The traditions respecting Robin Hood and the Sherwood outlaws of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, which, in the form of popular ballads, were current for ages among the lower orders, seem to have fallen into oblivion in the latter part of the last century, and are now scarcely preserved, except in the libraries of the curious. [1]

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This passage concludes a long entry on Nottingham.




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