"Robin Hood 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. This is the setting for the story of Robert Hood, 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, this is a tough and unsqueamish tale and like no other version of the ancient legend. Robin Hood: Thief of Barnsdale is a compilation of the first three parts of David Pilling's Robin Hood series, including Book One, Two (The Wrath of God) and Three (The Hooded Man). All of these are also currently available separately on Kindle.
Used availability for David Pilling's Thief of Barnsdale
July 2014 : USA Paperback