Front Page Titles (by Subject) No. XXI. (page 224.): The Birth of Robin Hood. 1 - History of the Conquest of England by the Normans; Its Causes, and its Consequences, in England, Scotland, Ireland, & on the Continent, vol. 2
No. XXI. (page 224.): The Birth of Robin Hood. 1 - Augustin Thierry, History of the Conquest of England by the Normans; Its Causes, and its Consequences, in England, Scotland, Ireland, & on the Continent, vol. 2 
History of the Conquest of England by the Normans; Its Causes, and its Consequences, in England, Scotland, Ireland, & on the Continent, translated from the seventh Paris edition, by William Hazlitt (London: H.G. Bohn, 1856). In 2 volumes. Vol. 2.
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- History of the Conquest of England By the Normans.
- Book VIII.: From the Battle of the Standard to the Insurrection of the Poitevins and Bretons Against Henry II. 1137—1189.
- Book IX.: From the Origin of the Quarrel Between King Henry II. And Archbishop Thomas Beket, to the Murder of the Archbishop. 1160—1171.
- Book X.: From the Invasion of Ireland By the Normans Established In England to the Death of Henry II. 1171—1189.
- Book XI.: From the Accession of King Richard I. To the Execution of the Saxon, William Longbeard. 1190—1196.
- I.: The Continental Normans and Bretons; the Angevins and the Populations of Southern Gaul.
- II.: The Inhabitants of Wales.
- III.: The Scots.
- IV.: The Native Irish and the Anglo-norman Irish.
- V.: The Anglo-normans and the English By Race.
- Magna Charta.
- Charta Forestæ. Made At Westminster, 10 Th Feb., Anno 9 Hen. III. Ad 1225, and Confirmed Anno 28 Edw. I. Ad 1299.
- No. I.: Cruelties Exercised By the Norman-lords In Their Castles. 1
- No. II. (page 51.): War Song of the Troubadour Bertrand De Born, Seigneur De Hautefort. 1
- No. III. (page 139.): History of the Marriage of Gilbert Beket, Father of Archbishop Thomas; Fragment of a Life of the Archbishop, By a Contemporary. 3
- No. IV. (page 139.): Old Ballad On the Captivity and Marriage of Gilbert Beket. 1
- No. V. (page 139.): Particulars of the Worldly Life of Thomas Becket, Before His Elevation to the Bishopric, From William Fitzstephen, His Secretary. 1
- No. VI. (page 139.): Letter of John of Salisbury to Becket, Respecting the Views of the King of France, the Earl of Flanders, and the Court of Rome, Concerning Him.
- No. VII. (page 139.): Letter Relative to the Intrigues of Henry II. At the Court of Rome, and the Mission of Two Legates Into France. 1 ( Ad 1169.)
- No. VIII. (page 139.): Letter Op Thomas Beket to Cardinal Albert, On the Conduct of the Court of Rome Towards Him. 1 ( Ad 1170.)
- No. IX. (page 139.): Letter From Thomas Beket’s Companions In Exile to Cardinal Albert, On the Injustice of the Court of Rome, and the Conduct of the Cardinals Towards Them. 1 ( Ad 1170.)
- No. X. (page 139.): Letter of John of Salisbury On the Landing of Thomas Beket, and His Reception In England. 1 ( Ad 1170.)
- No. XI. (page 139.): Extract From a Letter of John of Salisbury, Relative to the Murder of Thomas Beket. 1 ( Ad 1171.)
- No. XII. (page 139.): Narrative of the Murder of Thomas Beket, By Edward Grim, Who Was Wounded While Endeavouring to Defend Him. 1
- No. XIII. (page 139.): Letter From King Louis VII. To Pope Alexander III., Demanding Vengeance Against the Murderers of Thomas Beket. 1 ( Ad 1171.)
- No. XIV. (page 139.): Letter From Thibault, Earl of Blois, to Pope Alexander III., On the Murder of Thomas Beket. 2 ( Ad 1171.)
- No. XV. (page 139.): Letter In Which the Bishop of Lisieux, On the Part of All the Prelates of Normandy, Relates to the Pope the Conduct of Henry II. After the Murder of Thomas Beket. 1 ( Ad 1171.)
- No. XVI. (page 139.): Letter From Henry II. To the Pope, On the Subject of the Murder of Thomas Beket. 1 ( Ad 1171.)
- No. XVII. (page 139.): Letter From Henry II. To the Pope, On the Subject of the Rebellion of His Sons. 1 ( Ad 1173.)
- No. XVIII. (page 167.): Political Poems of Bertrand De Born, Preceded By the Historical Notices Given In the Manuscripts At the Head of Each of the Productions of This Troubadour.
- No. XIX. (page 220.): Sirvente of Richard Cœur-de-lion On His Captivity. 1
- No. XX. (page 223.): The King’s Disguise, and Friendship With Robin Hood. 2
- No. XXI. (page 224.): The Birth of Robin Hood. 1
- No. XXII. (page 237.): Sirvente of Bertrand De Born to Induce the Kings of France and England to Go to War. 1
- No. XXIII. (page 237.): Another Sirvente of Bertrand De Born, to the Same Purpose. 1
- No. XXIV. (page 240.): Sirvente of the Dauphin of Auvergne On His Quarrel With the King of England. 1
- No. XXV. (page 280.): Treaty of Alliance Between Lewellyn Ap-griffith, King of North Wales, With the King of France, Philip-le-hardi. 1
- No. XXVI. (page 282.): List of the Company of Yvain of Wales. 1
- No. XXVII. (page 282.): List of the Company of John Wynn. 1
- No. XXVIII. (page 282.): Receipt Given By Robin-ap-llwydin, and List of His Company. 1
- No. XXIX. (page 282.): List of the Company of Edward-ap-owen. 1
- No. XXX. (page 282.): List of the Company of Owen-ap Griffith, and Receipt Given Him. 1
- No. XXXI. (page 283.): Agreement of Yvain De Galles With King Charles V. For a Sum of 300,000 Francs D’or, and Alliance Made Between Them and Their Subjects. 2
- No. XXXII. (page 287.): Letter From Owen Glendowr, Prince of Wales, to the King of France, Charles VI. 1
- No. XXXIII. (page 303.): The Souters of Selkirk At the Battle of Flodden Field, a Scottish Ballad of the Sixteenth Century.
- No. XXXIV. (page 316.): The Battle of Bothwell Bridge—a Scottish
No. XXI. (page 224.)
The Birth of Robin Hood.
- O Willie’s large o’ limb and lith,
- And come o’ high degree;
- And he is gane to Earl Richard
- To serve for meat and fee.
- Earl Richard had but ae daughter,
- Fair as a lily flower;
- And they made up their love-contract
- Like proper paramour.
- It fell upon a simmer’s nicht,
- Whan the leaves were fair and green,
- That Willie met his gay ladie
- Intil the wood alane.
- “O narrow is my gown, Willie,
- That wont to be sae wide:
- And gane is a’ my fair colour,
- That wont to be my pride.
- “But gin my father should get word
- What’s past between us twa,
- Before that he should eat or drink,
- He’d hang you o’er that wa.
- “But ye’ll come to my bower, Willie,
- Just as the sun gaes down;
- And kep me in your arms twa,
- And latna me fa’ down.”
- O whan the sun was now gane down,
- He’s gaen him till her bower;
- And there, by the lee licht o’ the moon,
- Her windows he lookit o’er.
- Intil a robe o’ red scarlet
- She lap, fearless o’ harm;
- And Willie was large o’ lith and limb,
- And keppit her in his arm.
- And they’ve gane to the gude green wood;
- And ere the night was deen,
- She’s born to him a bonny young son,
- Amang the leaves sae green.
- When night was gane, and day was come,
- And the sun began to peep,
- Up and raise he earl Richard,
- Out o’ his drowsy sleep.
- He’s ca’d upon his merry young men,
- By ane, by twa, and by three:
- “O what’s come o’ my daughter dear,
- That she’s nae come to me?
- “I dreamt a dreary dream last night,
- God grant it come to gude!
- I dreamt I saw my daughter dear
- Drown in the saut sea flood.
- “But gin my daughter be dead or sick,
- O yet be stown awa,
- I mak a vow, and I’ll keep it true,
- I’ll hang ye ane and a’.”
- They sought her back, they sought her fore,
- They sought her up and down;
- They got her in the gude green wood
- Nursing her bonny young son.
- He took the bonny boy in his arms
- And kist him tenderlie;
- Says, “Though I would your father hang.
- Your mother’s dear to me.”
- He kist him o’er and o’er again;
- “My granson I thee claim;
- And Robin Hood in gude green wood,
- And that shall be your name.”
- And mony ane sings o’ grass, o’ grass,
- And mony ane sings o’ corn;
- And mony ane sings o’ Robin Hood,
- Kens little whare he was born.
- It wasna in the ha’, the ha’,
- Nor in the painted bower;
- But it was in the gude green wood,
- Amang the lily flower.
Jamieson’s Popular Songs, ii. 44—48.