Roger Lancelyn Green was born in 1918 in Norwich. He went to Merton College, Oxford, where he became especially interested in the Authurian legends and the history of the myth in literature and has written prolifically on children's books and writers. His publications include: King Arthur And His Knights, The Adventures Of Robin Hood, Tales Of The Greek Heroes and The Tale Of Troy.
Mr Green lived in Cheshire, in a manor which his ancestors owned for over 900 years. He died in October 1987.