waltzmn: There is no popular study of Robin Hood which covers as much ground as Holt's. Anyone who takes the time to work through Clawson will find much more and newer material in Holt. Highly recommended as an overview of the early history of the Robin Hood legend.
(Preface:) This study of the Gest of Robin Hood is one division of an unpublished dissertation on the Robin Hood Ballads, presented by the writer in April, 1907, to the faculty of Arts and Sciences of Harvard University in fulfilment [sic.] of one of the requirements for the degree of Doctor in Philosophy.
Among those Robin Hood ballads which are derived from genuine popular tradition, the Gest of Robin Hood undoubtedly holds first place in interest and importance.