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By Nigel Cawthorne

Who used to be Robin Hood? all through heritage the figures of the hooded guy of Sherwood woodland and his band of outlaws have transfixed readers and audience; yet the place does the parable come from? the tale seemed out of the legend of the fairway guy yet discovered its position in the course of the reign of Richard II, the Lionheart, who used to be clear of England combating within the crusades. In his absence his brother John lay waste to the rustic. yet does this inform the entire tale? was once Robin a bandit prince prior to a troop of brigands? Who used to be the Sherrif and used to be he in reality the valid legislation within the land struggling with vigilantes?

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Jones, Archaeology of Ethnicity, 108-9, 131. 37. , 139. 38. D. Janes, 'The golden clasp of the late Roman state', Early Medieval Europe 5 (1996), 127-53. 39. , 146-8. Ethnicity, Power and the English 31 ethnicity. We might examine the 'chip-carved' belt fittings from late Roman Britain in the same light. 42 Further it was suggested that this 'Germanic' settlement might in fact be 'Anglo-Saxon' since 'it is ... 43 The 'chipcarved' belt fittings thus became early Anglo-Saxon ethnic identifiers. However, much doubt has now been cast on this interpretation.

62 Bruce Eagles also argues that a particular type of 'hand-made organic-, often grass- or chaff-tempered pottery' provides 'one of the few pointers to the British population'. In essence, it becomes an ethnic identifier for an undifferentiated 'British' people. 63 Here we should also note the evidence for more localized 'material cultures' within the so-called Anglian and Saxon settlement areas. Yorke points out that in the sixth century in Wessex, 'no two cemeteries are identical and ... each community had patterns of burial ritual or dress peculiar to itself'.

Turner, The Ritual Process: Structure and Anti-Structure (Hawthorne, 1969). Introduction 17 collectivity. Frequently, it appears that natal groups, conjugal units and affinal relatives are sub-units in term of power relations. Rifts along generational lines, in particular, are typically more complex in the manner in which they articulate with power, since, as we have observed, 'kinship' pious obligations extend in some cases beyond the confines of the kin group or family to include the future owner of an estate.

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