There are few better-known folktales than the story of a gentlemanly outlaw roaming the forest with his band of merry men, robbing the rich to give to the poor. But where did the legend of Robin Hood come from? How come early versions of the story were much more grisly? And would the outlaw archer really have worn green tights? Speaking to Ellie Cawthorne, Dr Sean McGlynn answers listener questions on Robin Hood for our latest Everything you wanted to know episode.
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Sean McGlynn is the author of Robin Hood: A True Legend (2018). Buy now on Amazon