Robin hood and allan a dale

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robin hood and allan a dale

Outlaw (The Outlaw Chronicles, #1) by Angus Donald


When hes caught stealing, young Alan Dale is forced to leave his family and go to live with a notorious band of outlaws in Sherwood Forest.

Their leader is the infamous Robin Hood. A tough, bloodthirsty warrior, Robin is more feared than any man in the country. And he becomes a mentor for Alan; with his fellow outlaws, Robin teaches Alan how to fight - and how to win.

But Robin is a ruthless man - and although he is Alans protector, if Alan displeases him, he could also just as easily become his murderer ...
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Robin Hood and Allan-a-Dale

According to the stories, he was a wandering minstrel who became a member of Robin's band of outlaws , the " Merry Men ". He is a relatively late addition to the legend; he first appeared in a 17th-century broadside ballad, Child Ballad , "Robin Hood and Allen a Dale", and, unlike many of the characters thus associated, managed to adhere to the legend. In this tale, Robin rescues Alan's sweetheart from an unwanted marriage to an old knight.
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Alan a Dale's story of rescuing his fiance from an unwanted marriage with an older knight appears to have been adapted from an earlier similar tale of Will Scarlet doing much the same thing but that had dropped Will's name for a time for a nameless suitor before the suitor became Alan. Robin spotted Alan cheerfully singing his way through the forest wearing a splash of eye catching scarlet, and then the next day the same young man was seen trudging through the greenwood. When Robin asked him what caused the change in demeanor, in most tellings after first ascertaining Alan didn't have any gold for him to steal, he learns that Alan's bride to be is being forcefully married to an old knight. When Alan recognizes the famous outlaw he asks for his help in saving the woman he's been courting for over seven years in exchange for his services as a and loyalty. Robin gleefully accepts this opportunity to infiltrate and stop an unwanted wedding and helps Alan and the bride get wed instead.

Allan A Dale is an expert robber with a sarcastic and funny nature. Allan's traits can be used to avoid capture, get food to the poor, and make useful contacts. But—as we find out—if skills like that were to fall into the wrong hands, there would be big trouble. Allan first joined the gang when Robin saved him from hanging at the behest of the Sheriff of Nottingham. But after a year in the forest, when he felt they were just scraping by, Allan began to want more than this earnest existence could offer. The temptation of power and money led him astray. Eventually, he rediscovered his values and earned back the respect of the gang.

Alan-a-Dale is a figure in the Robin Hood legend. According to the stories, he was a wandering minstrel who became a member of Robin's band of outlaws, the .
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Alan a Dale

The ballad uses the kinds of rhyme, rhythm and metre commonly found in English ballads of the 13th and 14th centuries. It has from six to ten syllables per line, and no strict metrical scheme, but the rhyme scheme is throughout of ABCB quatrains. It was first published in in Bishop Thomas Percy 's three volume compilation of ballads entitled Reliques of Ancient English Poetry.




  1. Jill M. says:

    Robin Hood and Allan Dale is a traditional English ballad, catalogued as Child Ballad No. and as Roud Folk Song Index No.

  2. Dibe B. says:

    Here I follow ballad collector Francis Child in using the earliest spellings.

  3. Bizostlonghos1998 says:

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