|Maid Marian and Her Merry Men: The Whitish Knight
ISBN 0 563 36040 2
BBC Books 1990
After hours of painstaking research, the true story of what happened in Sherwood Forest has been uncovered. Maid Marian did all the work and Robin Hood tool all the credit. Robin was actually a terrific coward. It was Marian, a born leader ever since she was her schools rounders captain, who managed to assemble a complete bunch of idiots to fight the evil ways of King John and the Sheriff of Nottingham.
In the well known ancient tale of Maid Marian and Robin Hood, you may recall the unexpected visit (early one Tuesday morning in 1195) of the Whitish Knight (who was a sort of creamy beige colour, really). Had he merely come to reclaim his missing tea set? Or was he after something else ..?
Tony Robinson, who plays the Sheriff of Nottingham in the BBC television series Maid Marian and Her Merry Men, now rips off his beard and wig in order to retell another wonderful old story in his own inimitable way.