31. The Byzantine Treasure

INTRODUCTORY MINSTREL SONG: "Sir Richard is a doughty knight, who needs no urging to create; impressions of great wealth and might, with borrowed silver plate!"
SUMMARY: Robin unknowingly steals Queen Eleanor's silver Byzantine plates, being transported undercover by a monk through Sherwood. Marian involves their friend Sir Richard of the Lea (Ian Hunter), but Sir Richard, as ever, has many debts to pay off and uses the plates to show how wealthy he is. Soon the Sheriff's lieutenant (William Squire) takes an interest - can Robin hold him off until the Archbishop arrives to take the plates to their rightful owner?