By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2013-07-09. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2020-09-24.
This section includes pages on specific ballads, a list of popular collections of Robin Hood ballads –"Garlands of Robin Hood", a list of scholarly and literary anthologies/collections that include Robin Hood ballads, a list of general criticism and studies of Robin Hood ballads, and a list of allusions that refer to folk poetry (and literature) on Robin Hood.
Pages on specific ballads each include (as relevant): brief introduction, synopsis of plot, and lists of: primary editions of each version/variant, editions in scholarly and literary collections, translations, analogue sand sources, allusions, criticism and studies.
- Bold Pedlar and Robin Hood
- Gest of Robyn Hode
- Jolly Pinder of Wakefield
- King's Disguise, and Friendship with Robin Hood
- Little John a Begging
- Noble Fisherman, or, Robin Hood's Preferment
- Robin Hood and Allen a Dale
- Robin Hood and Guy of Gisborne
- Robin Hood and Little John
- Robin Hood and Maid Marian
- Robin Hood and Queen Katherine
- Robin Hood and the Beggar 1
- Robin Hood and the Beggar 2
- Robin Hood and the Bishop
- Robin Hood and the Bishop of Hereford
- Robin Hood and the Butcher
- Robin Hood and the Curtal Friar
- Robin Hood and the Golden Arrow
- Robin Hood and the Monk
- Robin Hood and the Pedlars
- Robin Hood and the Potter
- Robin Hood and the Prince of Aragon
- Robin Hood and the Ranger
- Robin Hood and the Scotchman
- Robin Hood and the Shepherd
- Robin Hood and the Tanner
- Robin Hood and the Tinker
- Robin Hood and the Valiant Knight
- Robin Hood Newly Revived
- Robin Hood Rescuing Three Squires
- Robin Hood Rescuing Will Stutly
- Robin Hood's Birth, Breeding, Valor and Marriage
- Robin Hood's Chase
- Robin Hood's Death
- Robin Hood's Delight
- Robin Hood's Golden Prize
- Robin Hood's Progress to Nottingham
- Rose the Red and White Lily
- True Tale of Robin Hood
- Willie and Earl Richard's Daughter
List of Garlands of Robin Hood and similar popular collections.
Scholarly and literary ballad collections
This section consists of a short list of essential collections and an alphabetically list which will, it is hoped, become exhaustive over time.
Studies and criticism
List of relevant ballad studies and criticism
- H., H.H. 'Robin and Marian', Notes & Queries, Series 4, vol. I (1868), p. 148: from what date do the ballads of Robin Hood date, and what connection can be established between them and the French pastourelles of Robin and Marion?
- Sabine, Waldo. 'Robin Hood Ballads', Notes & Queries, vol. CLXI (1931), p. 333.
Allusions to Robin Hood ballads in general. Allusions to specific ballads will be found under the ballads in question.