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Robin Hood & The Civil War: Rethinking the Power of Legends (Part 6, Conclusion)

End of a series Legends are powerful, but that doesn’t mean they are right. Sometimes, we can still research to separate fact from fiction. Other times—like with Robin Hood—too many stories exist and too much time has elapsed to have … Continue reading

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Robin Hood & The Civil War: Another Angle on Memory (Part 5)

Part of a series Memory. I’m talking about the historic kind, the slippery slope kind. Spending summer evenings watching a Robin Hood series edged my thinking toward the need for heroes and how memory is often conformed to the era … Continue reading

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Robin Hood & The Civil War: A Child’s Game? (Part 4)

Check this out! A set of children’s playing cards from the Civil War era, preserved by The Valentine Museum in Richmond. I own a debt of gratitude to fellow ECW member Bert Dunkerly for helping me track the artifact photos … Continue reading

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Robin Hood & The Civil War: “The Scott Effect” (Part 3)

Part of a series An old whaling ship was not the only example of Robin Hood’s name appearing in mid-19th Century America. In fact, a search for the English outlaw’s name in newspapers from the Civil War era turns up … Continue reading

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Robin Hood & The Civil War: Robin Hood Got Sunk (Part 2)

Part of a series Well, not the Medieval outlaw from Sherwood Forest, but—believe it or not—one of the ships in the infamous “stone fleet” at Charleston, South Carolina, in 1861 was named Robin Hood. Here is that saga: Robin Hood … Continue reading

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Robin Hood & The Civil War: A Strange Juxtaposition (Part 1)

This summer I watched Robin Hood (2006-2009 from BBC), and I liked it so much that I watched all three seasons. Twice. ECW is not the place to review my favorite TV shows, so why on earth am I mentioning … Continue reading

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