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Debunking Robin Hood with Prof Ronald Hutton

Robin Hood is the most celebrated outlaw hero in world tradition. But why? Find out with one of the UK's best loved history professors.

Robin Hood is the most celebrated outlaw hero in world tradition, a pretty impressive achievement, seeing as heroic outlaws are found all over the planet.

Our favourite history teacher, Prof Ronald Hutton, returns to the Crick Crack Club to debunk Robin Hood; give Maid Marian the once over, and scrutinise Friar Tuck’s waistline. He’ll muse over which roads are best for a good highway mugging and ask: Why is Robin so famous? How long has his legend been in existence? What has been added to it and when? And finally – the awkward matter of – Did Robin Hood ever actually exist?

‘We need a bedrock of story and legend in order to live our lives coherently’ Alan Moore


7.00pm Talk begins
8.15pm Audience Wine & Conversation (timing may vary)
9.15pm Event finishes (timing may vary, depending on how much chattering goes on)


Professor Ronald Hutton | talks | www


Date and Time:

8 April 2015 at 7:00 pm


2 hours



Swedenborg House
David Wynter Room 2nd floor
20-21 Bloomsbury Way
07931 896857
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The Crick Crack Club
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Talks site: http://www.crickcrackclub.com/talks/?page_id=148

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