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Robin Hooda


Robin Hooda

Robin Hooda | What comes to mind when you hear the name, Robin Hood? Do you picture Sherwood Forest, bows and arrows, Maid Marian, Friar Tuck, or the villainous Sheriff of Nottingham? Perhaps you’ve seen the Disney film adaptation or one of the older classic versions of this well-known tale. But is the Robin Hood legend actually true? Let’s investigate this intriguing tale and determine what is true and what is not.

Who was Robin Hood or Robin Hooda?

Robin Hood is one of the most enduring folk heroes in English literature. The basic story is this: Robin Hood was a yeoman who lived in Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire, England during the reign of King Richard the Lionheart. He and his band of Merry Men robbed the rich and gave to the poor. In the early versions of the story, Robin Hood was a supporter of King Richard and an enemy of Prince John. In later versions, he is an enemy of the Sheriff of Nottingham.

The earliest reference to Robin Hood is found in a 1377 poem by an unknown author called “Piers Plowman.” There are also references to him in Chaucer’s “Canterbury Tales” and Shakespeare’s “Henry IV.” But it was not until the 18th century that the legend of Robin Hood really took off. At that time, there was a renewed interest in English folklore and legends. And so, the stories about Robin Hood were collected and published in various books and plays.

The most famous version of the legend is probably the 1938 film “The Adventures of Robin Hood” starring Errol Flynn. But there have been many other incarnations over the years, including a popular British television series that ran from 1955 to 1959 and a 1973 animated Disney film. Most recently, there was a 2006 blockbuster starring Russell Crowe.

What was the true name of Robin Hood?

Some sources claim that Robin, aka the earl, is actually Robin Fitzooth, aka the lord of Locksley Hall. In the television show Robin of Sherwood, Robert of Huntingdon replaces the deceased Robin of Loxley as the second Robin Hood.

Why did Robin Hood go to the forest?

This question is usually followed with a presentation of the moral of the story, supporting inferences about the story’s tragic ending, or some other musing about the tale. The protagonist is left penniless and homeless, which many students believe is the end result of the protagonist’s decision to steal.

This story is one of the earliest in English literature. It’s from the Robin Hood legends, or ballads. But unlike most of the stories that have been written, this one is true. The Nottinghamshire-based knight and he “Chase” the Sheriff of Nottingham to a wood in the town of Barnsdale, near Retford. Here they battle, in which Robin wins against the sheriff. He then advises him to change his ways and give the poor more money. At the end of the ballad, young Robin is blessed before he dismisses his party. Robin himself receives no recognition in the ballad, so he has to encourage the people to talk about him. This character reached the stage where he had become a national hero, and then even an international hero.

Is the Sherwood Forest real?

From afar, the Sherwood Forest, Glastonbury, England, looks like a tranquil and picturesque landscape, but on closer inspection, it becomes clear that we’re actually seeing a giant hedge maze in real life! 

Is the Robin Hood legend real?

Even while we would all like to believe that the exciting aspects of the current Robin Hood myth are real, the reality is quite different. It was fascinating to hear that most of the pictures we have of Robin Hood are fiction rather than historical. As a refresher, facts are statements of truth that are supported by evidence and are founded on true events. Everything in fiction is fictitious or imagined.

Was there a real Robin Hood?

Most people know him as Robin Hood, the legendary hero of popular folklore. The story of Robin Hood has been told and retold for centuries and the idea of stealing from the rich and giving to the poor is well-known. Cynics say that if you’re poor, you should take what you need, as this would be charitable. But then, you wouldn’t be stealing, would you be? This can give us some clues as to the story. Who made the Robin Hooda legend?

According to the most popular versions of the story, he was a wealthy, aristocratic Englishman who lived in Sherwood Forest. He robbed the wealthy elites and gave to the poor. The outlaws did this in pre-Marlowe’s time, so some say, but there is no evidence that this rich character actually existed. Yet. The legend was passed down through the centuries to an archer Sherwood Forest was named after. There is a bit of literature concerning this man that really does seem to have the earmarks of a historical character. This leads us to think that the Sherwood Forest character was a real person.

Why is Robin Hooda still popular today?

So why is Robin Hood still such a popular figure today? There are a few reasons. First, his story appeals to our sense of justice. We like the idea of someone who stands up for the little guy and takes from the rich to give to the poor. Second, we can identify with Robin Hood because he is an underdog. He is just a regular guy who has to use his wit and intelligence to outsmart his opponents. And finally, his story is just plain fun! It’s exciting and action-packed with plenty of humor thrown in.


The story of Robin Hood is one of the most enduring tales in English literature. It has been told and retold many times over the centuries in books, plays, films, and television programs. And it continues to be popular today because it appeals to our sense of justice, our sense of identification with an underdog, and because it’s just plain fun!

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