25. The Deserted Castle

INTRODUCTORY MINSTREL SONG: “Today we act like diplomats, to his Merry Men bold Robin says; we clear yon castle both of mice and the alliance francais!”
SUMMARY: Marian takes Robin to an ancient and deserted castle, where he is shocked to see the Queen Mother waiting for him. She has a mission for him that will be of tremendous service to England in general and King Richard in particular in denying an alliance between Prince John and King Phillip of France. Final appearance of Jill Esmond as Queen Eleanor.