robert of huntington

[image submitted by @probablyfunrpgideas]

Hah, the inscription on the grave of Robin Hood!

Here underneath this little stone
Lies Robert Earl of Huntingdon
Never archer were as he so good
And people called him Robin Hood
Such outlaws as he and his men
Will England never see again

(Well it’s not really the grave of Robin Hood, and the “Earl of Huntington” business is an invention of playwright Anthony Munday, who wrote The Downfall and The Death of Robert Earl of Huntington in 1598, long after the legend first appeared. Still lovely, thanks!)


The Weekly Squint—
Detail of the Tony Smith’s Untitled, on view in the Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art.

caption: Tony Smith (1912-1980), Untitled, 1960. Oil on canvas. Anonymous gift in memory of Robert Shapazian. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.

Squint is an every-Thursday post that features snapshots of small, obscure Huntington details that catch our eye. It’s a little window into some of the delightful minutiae that bring a smile to our collective face.