On Errol Flynn, Russell Crowe, and Robin Hood

From a review in the Guardian:

“It’s odd how uninterested the cognoscenti are in the real Robin Hood. . . . Could it really all be based on nothing? . . . Stephen Knight, professor of English literature at Cardiff University and one of the world’s leading authorities on the literary evolution of Robin Hood, calls the search for the real outlaw ‘vulgar empiricism’: ‘My view is that the empirical, real Robin Hood – like the “real” King Arthur – is a 20th-century take on reality. Who cares if there was a real Robin Hood? There’s a real myth which is living and breathing.'”


Author: Derrick Pitard

I teach medieval and early modern literature, the history of the language, introductions to literature, Latin, and writing at Slippery Rock University.

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