Joseph Ritson (1752-1803)

Joseph Ritson (1752-1803)

Joseph Ritson (1752-1803) was an attorney and antiquary from Stockton-on-Tees, England

Below are images from my recent book Discovering Robin Hood: The Life of Joseph Ritson – Gentleman, Scholar, Revolutionary (2021)

From the frontispeice of the 1884 Ritson’s “Robin Hood.” Illustration by John Bewick
Engraving of Robin Hood from Martin Parker’s “True Tale of Robin Hood” from a reproduction in J.M. Gutch’s “Lytell Geste of Robin Hood” (1847)
Victorian reproduction of an image of Robin Hood from A Geste of Robyn Hode (1495), as found in JM Gutch’s Lytell Geste of Robin Hood (1847)
“Tail piece” by John Bewick from Ritson’s “Robin Hood” (1795)
Robin Hood and his merry men in the greenwood by John Bewick in Ritson’s “Robin Hood” (1795)
Reproduction of John S. Lucas “The Gordon Riots”, from “The Rise of the Democracy” (1911)
King Arthur from John Dryden’s King Arthur; or the British Worthy (1731 ed)