Robin Hood: The Unknown Templar (Paperback)

Description

The legendary hero of Sherwood Forest, Robin Hood, is a figure who has in equal measure attracted and baffled historians for decades. With the first mention of him coming in Old English ballads, it was long assumed that it was almost impossible that he ever existed at all, and that he firmly belonged in the realm of Errol Flynn, Kevin Costner and even Mel Brooks movies. Only a few historians have dared to venture that Robin of Sherwood was, in fact, a living and breathing human being. Historian John Paul Davis, while undertaking research on the Knights Templar, has uncovered new evidence on the folk hero that suggests that his ties to that order were much closer than previously supposed. Sticking closely to historical sources as well as the ballads, Davis has produced a new portrait of this intriguing figure with colourful and unique insights into the era that he lived in, reckoned by Davis to be at least a hundred years closer to our own than previously supposed. Lavishly illustrated throughout, Robin Hood: The UnknownTemplar will be of keen interest to anyone who has been even merely charmed by his legend; potentially explosive reading for those with their own theories of who Robin Hood really was...

Historian JOHN PAUL DAVIS is a graduate from Loughborough University and has undertaken many months of research on the Knights Templars, which led to his discovery of new evidence as to the identity of Robin Hood. This is his first book.


About the Author
Historian JOHN PAUL DAVIS is a graduate from Loughborough University and has undertaken many months of research on the Knights Templars, which led to his discovery of new evidence as to the identity of Robin Hood. This is his first book.


Review by Bob White Chairman
When carrying out research on the medieval Knights Templar, historian John Paul Davis recognised some startling facts and similarities that could potentially link the controversial religious order to the origins of the Robin Hood legend.
In this his first book, the author offers a new twist for the readers consideration and his thought-provoking findings have uncovered some persuasive and plausible evidence that ensure the suggestions cannot be easily dismissed. In addition to its intriguing new insights the book also provides a substantial amount of informative background on the traditional Robin Hood legend which makes it a useful, “value for money” reference work to have on your bookshelf.