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Researching the life & times of Robin Hood
I visited with writer M.K. Tod to talk about research for my latest novel Rogue.
What a rogue (no pun intended), that Robin Hood. If you’re like me, your knowledge about the legendary outlaw who robbed from the rich and gave to the poor has come from countless movies or television shows. Readers may know Robin from literature like “The Gest of Robyn Hode,” one of numerous ballads dating back to the 15th century, or from novels like Sir Walter Scott’s Ivanhoe. In most stories, Robin lived in Sherwood Forest, was a crack shot with bow and arrow, and had made an enemy of the Sheriff of Nottingham and King John.
My interest – okay, more like obsession, despite the anachronisms – with the Robin Hood (BBC 2006-09) series really piqued my curiosity, but more in the era than the character. I hadn’t intended to write a Robin Hood novel.
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