Some liked the style I used, others hated it; I had major discussions with some readers, not to mention my editors, who told me they'd never heard some of the words I used!
But I knew I'd read them somewhere, so I went looking.
One of the books on my Kindle account is The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, by Howard Pyle. It's free. You can find a description of it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Merry_Adventures_of_Robin_Hood
It's not as bawdy as my work is, but you might like it. The book influenced most later works.
And, apparently without intent on my part, my own story, at least as far as language is concerned!