Robin Hood revealed: B.C. author draws link to Scottish rebel William Wallace

author draws link to Scottish rebel William Wallace and Robin HoodA Canadian novelist is causing a stir in Britain after claiming that the mythic figure of Robin Hood — outlaw champion of medieval England’s poor — was actually inspired by the 13th-century Scottish freedom fighter William Wallace, hero of the 1995 Mel Gibson film Braveheart.

A Canadian novelist is causing a stir in Britain after claiming that the mythic figure of Robin Hood — outlaw champion of medieval England’s poor — was actually inspired by the 13th-century Scottish freedom fighter William Wallace, hero of the 1995 Mel Gibson film Braveheart.

B.C.-based, Scots-Canadian writer Jack Whyte, a leading author in the genre of historical fiction, is touting the Robin Hood-Wallace link as part of the rollout of his latest novel, The Forest Laird, based on the life of the Scottish knight who led successful battles against English overlords before his execution in 1305.

Read the full article at The Vancouver Sun

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