More About MAID MARIAN

The artwork on the cover of Maid Marian is "The Princess Out of School," by Edward Robert Hughes (1851-1914). It belongs to the collection of the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia.

The artwork on the cover of Maid Marian is “The Princess Out of School,” by Edward Robert Hughes (1851-1914). It belongs to the collection of the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia.

For a fun jaunt into the world of Marian and Robin Hood, I recommend the following:

The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, of Great Reknown in Nottinghamshire, by Howard Pyle

English and Scottish Ballads, Volume III, by Francis James Child

Eleanor of Aquitane and the Four Kings, by Amy Kelly

The Lion in Winter (film — 1968 or 2004. The 1968 version, starring Katharine Hepburn as Eleanor of Aquitane, is particularly great.)

Witchcraft in the Middle Ages, by Jeffrey Burton Russell

Women in Medieval Times, by Fiona Macdonald (a children’s book, but very fun!)

The Medieval Calendar Year,
 by Bridget Ann Henisch


Two excellent online sources for Robin Hood and Maid Marian material:
Online sources (original ballads). The Robin Hood Project, University of Rochester (includes online versions of the original ballads)

Gutenberg’s E-text of Maid Marian by Thomas Love Peacock

A great source for more Robin Hood reading is the Allen Wright’s Bold Outlaw Site

Read Interviews or an excerpt from Chapter One.