48. Isabella

INTRODUCTORY MINSTREL SONG: "The Lady Isabella is as sweet it seems that she can be; she smiles she sighs she cries, but don't believe all that you see!"
SUMMARY: Princess Avice of Gloucester (Helen Cherry), Prince John's wife, secretly summons Robin to the Tower of London, Prince John (Donald Pleasence) is planning to marry a French Princess, and so she sends Robin to Dover to intercept Lady Isabella of Angouleme (Zena Walker) and make her see the error of her ways.
NOTE: in this episode, at the Blue Boar Inn, a minstrel sings "The Ballad of Barbara Alan", however the earliest known version of this song is from the 15th century.