In chapter 1 of part 5 Richard of the Lea recounts his plight to Robin and his band after they stop him on the road. What parts of Richard’s story work best to convince readers that he and his family have been wronged? How does Richard’s story help readers understand the corruption of the Church in the novel?
During a joust, Richard of the Lea's son killed Sir Walter of Lancaster. A splinter of his son's lance pierced Sir Walter's visor and went through his eye to his brain. Because Sir Walter had powerful friends at court, his relatives felt they could safely go after Richard of the Lea, apparently accusing the son of murder. To protect his son from prison, Richard has to pay a ransom of six...
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