Robin Hood and Maid Marian

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Child 150
Title Robin Hood and Maid Marian
Versions 1
Variants 1
Stanzas 22
Date c. 1661–c. 1667[1]

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2014-09-03. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2022-05-27.


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1661 - Wood, Anthony - Note on Robin Hood ballads

[Note on the back of a slip pasted on f. 319a of Anthony Wood's MS 'Survey of the Antiquities of the City of Oxford' (1661-66):] Robin Hood and Maid Marian; R. H. and the bishop; R. H.'s progress to Notingham; R. H. newly revived; The noble fisherman or R. H.'s preferment; R. H. and the beggar; R. H. and the butcher; R. H.'s chase; R. H. and the shepherd; Renowned R. H.[2]


  1. These are the dates of Anthony Wood's note on Robin Hood ballads (see Allusions section). The lower date is reasonably well fixed, the upper less so.
  2. Wood, Anthony; Clark, Andrew, ed. Survey of the Antiquities of the City of Oxford, composed in 1661-6 (Oxford Historical Society, vols. 15, 17, 37) (Oxford, 1889-99), vol. II, p. 111 n. 3.