Robin and Marian, along with Will, Much and Little John, have all made it safely back home to Locksley Hall from the Holy Land. King Richard however, has not. Captured and held for ransom by Duke Leopold of Austria, his mother Eleanor and his wife Berengaria must now raise a fortune in silver.
Prince John has used Richard’s misfortune as a stepping stone to the empty throne. Many of the barons however, reject John’s self-centered rule and rebel. A civil war erupts with John getting aid from another of Richard’s enemies, Philip II of France.
Sir Guy of Gisbourn and his cousin, the Sheriff of Nottingham, have given Marian and her followers till the end of September to vacate Locksley Hall --- or suffer the consequences.
At the end of Book II, Prince John, urged on by his beautiful witch-like mistress, Hawdwise of Chalus, was leading a combined English & French army north to fight the rebels under the command of someone known only as the ‘Hooded-Ghost of Sherwood’.
This ‘hooded ghost’ is really Marian’s brother, Sir Hugh Fitzwalter who, now, seriously wounded, can no longer lead his troops. Robin, Sir Hugh’s sometime lieutenant, steps in to take his place. The last thing we saw was Robin organizing a ‘special greeting’ for the Sheriff and his men when they come to evict Marian from Locksley Hall.
Meanwhile, Prince John is slowly leading his large force northward, planning eventually to lay siege to Sherwood itself if he has to in order to crush this ‘hooded ghost’!
Join us now for the third and final book of ‘SHERWOOD’ where Robin & Marian come ‘Home At Last’.