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Mark Truesdale has recently completed his PhD at Cardiff University, producing a study of the medieval and early modern King and Commoner tradition. His research interests include the King and Commoner tradition, outlaw literature, folklore, romance, medieval comic tales, Chaucer, early modern drama and broadside ballads.

Robin Hood is known by everyone as the English outlaw hero, dashing through the greenwood with his band of merry

De Nugis Curialium is a strange book in which history, religious debate and court satire are interwoven with a tangle

The ghostly “Wild Hunt” rampaged across European folklore as a company of supernatural huntsmen that often counted fairies and the