Robin Hood in The Scarlet Forest

  • Book: The Scarlet Forest A Tale of Robin Hood 2nd edition
  • Location: Sherwood Forest
  • Author: A E Chandler

Review Author: Yawnof

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“I especially liked the valuable historical context, and interwoven historical events. It is also great to see such a strong female character.” – Dr. Gwilym Dodd, medieval historian at the University of Nottingham

“In this retelling of the tale of Robin Hood, Amy Chandler subtly weaves together the recognizable aspects of the legend with real historical detail regarding such themes as social inequality, anticlericalism, and the nature of law and criminal justice in the Middle Ages.” – Dr. Mark Konnert, University of Calgary’s Head of the Department of History

“A. E. Chandler also wrote her graduate dissertation about Robin Hood, so don’t miss her historical notes at the end. . . . [I]t felt like I was being told a story while sitting under the stars by the fire. . . . I fell in love with Robin Hood . . . . This is a wonderful read.” – Janice Ottersberg, Historical Novel Society

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