A Robin of Sherwood book by Andrew Orton
‘In the days of the Lion spawned of the Devil’s Brood, the Hooded Man shall come to the forest. There he will meet Herne the Hunter, Lord of the Trees, and be his son and do his bidding. The Powers of Light and Darkness shall be strong within him. And the guilty shall tremble.’
The evil prioress of Ravenscar, who raises Lucifer with the powers of the Seven Swords of Wayland. The Knights Templar, returning from the Crusades only for a petty thief to steal their golden crest. Herne, the forest god, whose Son fights oppression in a Norman England. And the Sheriff of Nottingham, who succeeds in killing Robin Hood.
With its distinctive mixture of history and mythology, Robin of Sherwood was the definitive treatment of the Robin Hood legend, a tale of realism and magic in an English past. Written by Richard Carpenter and broadcast on ITV between 1984 and 1986, the series has endured long after it ended and been a major influence on later versions of the Robin Hood story.
Now for the first time, a guide to the series, from its beginnings in fifteenth century ballads of Robin Hood to its modern tale of a band of guerillas striking from their forest hideout. This book takes a new look at every episode, and investigates the roots of the series, the contexts of the time it was produced and the time it was set, and the spin-off media that were created around it.
Hooded Man is a book of history and television, of Norman Conquests and 1980s drama, of paganism and fantasy. But most of all, of sorcery, sunlight shining through the trees, and good triumphing over evil.
‘Nothing’s forgotten… Nothing is ever forgotten…’
THIS BOOK IS DUE TO BE PUBLISHED MAY 2014 AND WILL BE LAUNCHED AT THE HOODED MAN CONVENTION. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES.
Product Code: MIWK193