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What do Historians say about Robin Hood ?

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Asked by Iqbal Seth, 17 Apr '12 09:19 pm
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As I said in answer to your other question Historians do not agree in their opinion about Robin Hood. For those who believe he existed there are an equal number who believe he did not. I like to think he did - where you have folklaw there is usually an element of truth about it even if it gets changed over the years. Certainly in Nottingham there are statues commemorating him and his name appears everywhere in the area. Even William Shakepeare referred to Robin Hood in one of his plays written in the late 16th century. So let the historians argue with each other and I will enjoy the belief that the poor people of the time had their hero in Robyn Hode.
Answered by Janis, 18 Apr '12 03:19 am

 
  
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According to legend, when Robin Hood did his stealing from the rich to give to the poor, he did so in Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire, and his enemy was the Sheriff of Nottingham. But, according to an historian, Robin Hood actually came from Kent.

The legendary figure, who is said to have resided in the Nottingham area, may have actually been William of Kensham, according to historian Sean McGlynn.

William conducted a guerrilla war against the French forces of Prince Louis who invaded England in 1216 in support of a group of barons who rebelled against King John during the civil war known as the First Barons' War.
Answered by anil garg, 18 Mar '13 10:50 pm

 
  
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The tale of Robin Hood is one of the most enduring legends of all time. People have been hearing and telling stories about this lincoln green clad outlaw for centuries and with good reason. Lets face it; the tale of Robin Hood is a good one. Many versions give us intrigue, excitement, violence, love, philanthropy and more. This is just the kind of story that people love to hear. The question is, is this medieval adventure story based in reality? Was Robin Hood a hero? More specifically, did he exist at all?

Let us start with what your average person, who is somewhat familiar with the story, knows about Robin Hood (some of this information is conflicting among sources). Robin Hood was an expert archer and swordsman. He lived in Sherwood Forest because he was an outlaw. He was either middle class, a knight, or a nobleman. The love of his life is Maid Marion (or Marian). He has a group of fellow outlaws/bandits that are called the Merry Men. The most popular and noteworthy bit of infor ...more
Answered by jameel ahmed, 17 Apr '12 09:21 pm

 
  
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Number of theories as to the identity of "the real Robin Hood" have their supporters. Some of these theories posit that "Robin Hood" or "Robert Hood" or the like was his actual name; others suggest that this may have been merely a nickname disguising a medieval bandit perhaps known to history under another name. One historian claims Robin Hood was a pseudonym by which the ancient Lords of Wellow, Nottinghamshire, were once known. It is interesting that the village has such a strong connection with maypole celebrations, considering Robin Hood's links with the same thing.
Answered by Ataur Rahman, 17 Apr '12 09:20 pm

 
  
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