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Stephen Basdeo

Stephen Basdeo completed his PhD in history in 2017. He is now a lecturer at the Richmond University's Leeds campus.

Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood

The folktale of “The Two Children in the Wood” has always been popular with audiences, in spite of its grim content, depicting as it does the death of two children. However, the legend became incorporated into the Robin Hood tradition in the nineteenth century, This post discusses why two very different legends came to be associated.