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The First Arrow

(2013)
(The first book in the Robin Hood series)
A novel by

 
 
"Robyn Hode in Barnsdale stood..."

England, 1224 AD. The north of the country is wild and lawless, plagued by bands of outlaws and robbers and broken men. There is little justice and less order, and the King's officers struggle to impose their royal master's law.

Part One of Robin Hood tells the story of Robert Hode, a yeoman farmer and petty thief, forced to flee into the forests of Yorkshire after defending his home and family against the malice of Sir Gui de Gisburne. Hunted like an animal through the woods, he falls into the company of Hobbe of Wetherby, a notorious murderer and the most wanted felon in the north. Robert must rely on his all his courage and skill to survive and avoid ending as crowbait on the gallows.

Mingling fact with fiction, and drawing heavily on surviving contemporary records, "Robin Hood" is a tough and unsqueamish tale and like no other version of the ancient legend.

Genre: Historical

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November 2020 : Paperback
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Title: Robin Hood: The First Arrow
Author(s): David Pilling
Publisher: Independently published
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Title: Robin Hood: The First Arrow
Author(s): David Pilling
Publisher: Sharpe Books
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