On Saturday 13 January 2018 starting at 10:00am and finishing approximately at 12:30pm at Lenton Grove at the University of Nottingham David Crook will give an illustrated talk about the origins of the legend associating the outlaw with the Nottinghamshire village of Edwinstowe, followed by an introduction to some of the sources for the history and geographical location of the legend in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire and elsewhere.
Dr David Crook is an Honorary Research Fellow in History at the University of Nottingham following a career at The National Archives. He is engaged in writing a book on the origins of the Robin Hood legend.
The Local History Seminars are organised by the University of Nottingham’s Department of History and are generally held on the second Saturday of the month at Lenton Grove. They are open to everyone with an interest in local and regional history. Booking is not necessary and the entry fee of £5 covers the cost of attending the seminar together with coffee and biscuits in the interval. The seminars start at 10.00 am and finish at approximately 12.30 pm.
Lenton Grove is most easily accessed via the West Gate (Beeston) on the main campus and is marked on the map below. There is roadside parking approximately 100m beyond Lenton Grove, just past the School of Humanities building.
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