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crusades ending

I don't like the crusades, but it seems to me that the outlaws' moral values had very little to do with the situation they were in. They didn't really have a choice. Their King, who could easily have them all killed, was giving them at least a temporary reprieve as a generous favour, from both his and their point of view. And I like the idea of Robin's of keeping the outlaws together, although I would have liked to have seen Marian as the new Sheriff! In those days the crusades were seen as very moral, and while it's easy for us, with hindsight, to see the intolerance + racism inplicit in the whole idea, it would be much harder for them. Robin K.

From: Robin K.
Saturday, June 21, 1997 at 18:56:45 (EDT)