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Published: 06 April 2000

288 Pages

ISBN: 9780198207283

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Myth and National Identity in Nineteenth-Century Britain

The Legends of King Arthur and Robin Hood

Stephanie Barczewski

This study examines the complex nature of nineteenth-century British national identity through the legends of King Arthur and Robin Hood, two very different national heroes. It takes up a variety of issues, including the rise of Englishness over the course of the nineteenth century, race, gender, and imperialism.