Citadel lecture to discuss legend of Robin Hood

Livingston, left and DeVries, right, examine and discuss medieval artifacts taken from their travels and research. (Brian Troutman/WCIV)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- Who was Robin Hood? Was he a real person? If he was a real person, is he what stories, movies and books have portrayed?

Today, Citadel professors and medieval scholars Kelly DeVries and Michael Livingston will hold a special lecture to open discussion on the topic.

The two scholars decided to host the joint lecture after noticing their research overlapped. DeVries approached the legend via research on long bow archery. Livingston entered through his interest and studies of medieval theology.

"There's 102 movies that have been made," DeVries said. "How many other characters have had 102 movies made about them. Not even Jesus Christ has had 102 movies made about him."

The lecture is free and will begin at 7 p.m. in Boone Hall, room 165. It is open to the public.

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