Thursday, April 02, 2009

Latin Inscription Disputes Popularity of Robin Hood

The March 2009 issue of the Journal of Medieval History reports the discovery at Eton College of An English Chronicle Entry on Robin Hood (Volume 35, Issue 1) by Professor Julian Luxford of St. Andrew's University.  There have been numerous stories in the press regarding this story, including the Daily Mail which includes images from the 13th century Polychronicon where the Latin inscription was made in the margins sometime ca. 1460 A.D. by an anonymous monk.