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.Robin Hood is a heroic outlaw in English folklore.^ And that is how Robin Hood became an outlaw.

^ Robin Hood is a hero of the people.

^ But once into the forest, Robin Hood and his outlaws intercept the coffin as it is being burned.

A highly skilled archer and swordsman, he is known for "robbing from the rich and giving to the poor,"[1] assisted by a group of fellow outlaws known as his "Merry Men."[2] Robin and many of his men wore Lincoln green clothes.[3]
.There are many songs and stories about him, starting in medieval times, and continuing through more modern literature, films, and television series.^ Many a time he laid him down, .
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^ We will learn more about the Church and the role it played in medieval life in future chapters.
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^ Begin to complete Friar Tuck Character Sketch and continue it as you learn more about him in future chapters.
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.In the earliest sources Robin Hood is a commoner, but he was often later portrayed as an aristocrat, wrongfully dispossessed of his lands and made into an outlaw.^ And that is how Robin Hood became an outlaw.

^ But once into the forest, Robin Hood and his outlaws intercept the coffin as it is being burned.

^ In November, 2006, a poll on my Robin Hood blog ( series 1 ), showed that a massive 98% of Hoodies wanted to see Friar Tuck brought into the show.

Contents

Overview

.In popular culture, Robin Hood and his band of merry men are usually portrayed as living in Sherwood Forest, in Nottinghamshire.^ And such was certainly the case with Robin Hood and his Merry Men .

^ Above and below: Robin Hood's final moments in Sherwood Forest.

^ "A yeoman am I, and men do call me Robin Hood."
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.Much of the action in the early ballads takes place in Nottinghamshire, and the earliest known ballad shows the outlaws fighting in Sherwood Forest.^ This story takes place in Sherwood Forest, in the county of Nottinghamshire, England, the hub of medieval life.
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^ "Now, I will show thee, in good time, how much thou dost err, for, when the forty days are past and gone, I will seize upon this thieving outlaw, if I have to tear down all of Sherwood to find him.
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^ Then, turning his steps once more to the eastward, he stepped out right foot foremost toward Nottinghamshire and Sherwood Forest.
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[4] .So does the very first recorded Robin Hood rhyme, four lines from the early 15th century, beginning: "Robyn hode in scherewode stod."^ Does the sheriff finally have Robin Hood?!
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^ A translation of a 15th-century tale of Robin Hood, by Graham McLennan.
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^ Jonas was not the first “contemporary” Robin Hood, and neither was Michael Praed (Robin of Sherwood).

[5] .However, the overall picture from the surviving early ballads and other early references[5] suggest that Robin Hood may have been based in the Barnsdale area of what is now South Yorkshire (which borders Nottinghamshire).^ Labels: BBC Robin Hood , robin hood pictures .

^ Jonas Armstrong , robin hood pictures .

^ Robin Hood pictures.

.Other traditions point to a variety of locations as Robin's "true" home both inside Yorkshire and elsewhere, with the abundance of places named for Robin causing further confusion.^ In the ensuing fight Guy holds Robin at sword point, but Isabella saves him, even though it means her true identity is revealed.

^ Are there not other places for Robin Hood's hiding?
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^ Robin Hood is a Legend; "a narrative of human actions that are perceived both by teller and listeners to take place within human history, and to possess certain qualities that give the tale the appearance of being true or real".

[6][7] .A tradition dating back at least to the end of the 16th century gives his birthplace as Loxley, Sheffield in South Yorkshire, while the site of Robin Hood's Well in Yorkshire has been associated with Robin Hood at least since 1422.[8] His grave has been claimed to be at Kirklees Priory, Mirfield in West Yorkshire, as implied by the 18th-century version of Robin Hood's Death, and there is a headstone there of dubious authenticity.^ Back at Kirklees the fighting has come to an end.

^ And he found there Robin Hood, .
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^ Found she there Robin Hood, .
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[9]
.The first clear reference to "rhymes of Robin Hood" is from the late 14th-century poem Piers Plowman, but the earliest surviving copies of the narrative ballads which tell his story have been dated to the 15th century or the first decade of the 16th century.^ The story of Robin Hood is a legend that has captivated readers and writers for centuries.
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^ A translation of a 15th-century tale of Robin Hood, by Graham McLennan.
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^ "Now out upon it," quoth Robin Hood testily, "an ye make sport of me by pattering such gibberish, it will be ill for you all, I tell you.
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.In these early accounts Robin Hood's partisanship of the lower classes, his Marianism and associated special regard for women, his outstanding skill as an archer, his anti-clericalism, and his particular animus towards the Sheriff of Nottingham are already clear.^ Does the sheriff finally have Robin Hood?!
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^ Robin Hood Marian Picture gallery.

^ These are the tricks of Robin Hood!"

[10] .Little John, Much the Miller's Son and Will Scarlet (as Will "Scarlok" or "Scathelocke") all appear, although not yet Maid Marian or Friar Tuck.^ "So be it, good master," quoth Little John, "yet all the disguise that I wish is a good suit of scarlet instead of this of Lincoln green.
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^ Much, the miller's son.

^ Then Little John said, "Good master, take thou me and Will Stutely, and we will send yon fat Sheriff news of all this by a messenger such as he doth not expect."
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.It is not certain what should be made of these latter two absences as it is known that Friar Tuck, for one, has been part of the legend since at least the later 15th century.^ But now he spoke of it lightly, and laughed it off, and made himself so friendly that Friar Tuck was like to choke with merriment.

^ Not perhaps the one of legend, but final at least for him and Sheriff Vasey.

^ It was not two men who had done all this singing and talking, but one--and that one a stout curtall friar who wore a long cloak over his portly frame, tied with a cord in the middle.

[11]
.In popular culture Robin Hood is typically seen as a contemporary and supporter of the late 12th-century king Richard the Lionheart, Robin being driven to outlawry during the misrule of Richard's evil brother John while Richard was away at the Third Crusade.^ King Richard returned to Robin Hood his tracts of land.
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^ His brother John took his place as King.
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^ Thus our king and Robin Hood .
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This view first gained currency in the 16th century, but it has very little scholarly support.[12] It is certainly not supported by the earliest ballads. .The early compilation A Gest of Robyn Hode names the king as "Edward," and while it does show Robin Hood as accepting the King's pardon he later repudiates it and returns to the greenwood.^ King Richard returned to Robin Hood his tracts of land.
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^ Does the sheriff finally have Robin Hood?!
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^ Thus our king and Robin Hood .
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.The oldest surviving ballad, Robin Hood and the Monk gives even less support to the picture of Robin Hood as a partisan of the true king.^ Thus our king and Robin Hood .
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^ Giving an account of Robin Hood and his adventure with the King's Foresters.
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^ Then all arose and the King beckoned Robin Hood to come to him.
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.The setting of the early ballads is usually attributed by scholars to either the 13th century or the 14th, although it is recognised they are not necessarily historically consistent.^ The earliest accounts have been traced to ballads written in the 14th century, and in the following two centuries, dozens of long poems, ballads, and dramas fleshed out the story.
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^ The next day at an early hour they mounted their horses and set forth for the woodlands.
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[13]
.The early ballads are also quite clear on Robin Hood's social status: he is a yeoman.^ "A yeoman am I, and men do call me Robin Hood."
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^ Margaret Early, author and illustrator of Robin Hood , replicated this style of medieval book making beautifully.
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^ CHAPTER I. HOW ROBIN HOOD BECAME AN OUTLAW List and hearken, gentlemen, That be of free-born blood, I shall you tell of a good yeoman, His name was Robin Hood.

While the precise meaning of this term changed over time, including free retainers of an aristocrat and small landholders, it always referred to commoners. The essence of it in the present context was "neither a knight nor a peasant or 'husbonde' but something in between."[14] We know that artisans (such as millers) were among those regarded as "yeomen" in the 14th century.[15] .From the 16th century on there were attempts to elevate Robin Hood to the nobility and in two extremely influential plays Anthony Munday presented him at the very end of the 16th century as the Earl of Huntingdon, as he is still commonly presented in modern times.^ But Robin Hood bade him pause.

^ The name of Robin Hood was well known to him, as to every man there present.

^ Men call him Robin Hood.

[16]
.As well as ballads, the legend was also transmitted by "Robin Hood games" or plays that were an important part of the late medieval and early modern May Day festivities.^ While Robin Hood may ride or go, .
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^ Fin and Robin Hood part as friends.

^ Summary: The heroic tale of Robin Hood, the greatest archer of them all, and his band of merry men who lived long ago in Englands Sherwood Forest, has been romanticized in ballads, plays, folktales, and films.
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.The first record of a Robin Hood game was in 1426 in Exeter, but the reference does not indicate how old or widespread this custom was at the time.^ Robin for the first time.

^ And that is how Robin Hood became an outlaw.

^ Does the sheriff finally have Robin Hood?!
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.The Robin Hood games are known to have flourished in the later 15th and 16th centuries.^ A translation of a 15th-century tale of Robin Hood, by Graham McLennan.
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^ "By my troth," said he, "I did reckon full roundly that that knave Robin Hood would be at the game today.
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^ Robin Hood and his not so Merry Men engage in a truth game on what looks set to be their last night on Earth.

[17] .It is commonly stated as fact that Maid Marian and a jolly friar (at least partly identifiable with Friar Tuck) entered the legend through the May Games.^ It was her skill in portraying that aspect of the legend which made her particular Maid Marian not only so very popular, but arguably the main character in the series itself.

^ Within the church they found the Bishop robed in state, and by his side Friar Tuck who had been especially deputed to assist.

^ Whosoever failed to speed his shaft through the garland, without knocking it off the wand, was to submit to a buffet from the hand of Friar Tuck.

[18]
.The early ballads link Robin Hood to identifiable real places and many are convinced that he was a real person, more or less accurately portrayed.^ Robin Hood, "we will fight no more.
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^ For many more pictures of the death of Marian follow this link to the Robin Hood Pictures blog.

^ Margaret Early, author and illustrator of Robin Hood , replicated this style of medieval book making beautifully.
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.A number of theories as to the identity of "the real Robin Hood" have their supporters.^ It really should have been Robin Hood's role to defeat the Sheriff of Nottingham like that.

^ The Sheriff is intent on blackmailing the Abbott into supporting him in his quest to find Robin Hood before Prince John’s patience runs out.

^ Most of the legends about Robin Hood do accurately portray him in real settings with real people.
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.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 nick-name disguising a medieval bandit perhaps known to history under another name.^ These are the tricks of Robin Hood!"

^ While Robin Hood may ride or go, .
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^ My name is Robin Hood."
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[19]
.At the same time it is possible that Robin Hood has always been a fictional character; the folklorist Francis James Child declared "Robin Hood is absolutely a creation of the ballad-muse" and this view has not been disproved.^ When the Sheriff decides otherwise, and has Marian bound to the same stakes as Robin Hood, Guy has no objection.

^ Ay, let' me but meet this same Robin Hood, and let me see whether he will not mind the King's warrant."
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^ The last person Robin Hood calls to his side is the faithful Much who, as always, has been seated apart thinking himself forgotten.

[20] .Another view is that Robin Hood's origins must be sought in folklore or mythology;[21] Despite the frequent Christian references in the early ballads, Robin Hood has been claimed for the pagan witch-religion supposed by Margaret Murray to have existed in medieval Europe.^ This is the original text of: Robin Hood.
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^ It was well for Robin Hood that that same forester's head was spinning with ale, or else he would never have taken another step.
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^ Margaret Early, author and illustrator of Robin Hood , replicated this style of medieval book making beautifully.
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[22]

Early references

.The oldest references to Robin Hood are not historical records, or even ballads recounting his exploits, but hints and allusions found in various works.^ And he found there Robin Hood, .
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^ Found she there Robin Hood, .
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^ In “Robin Hood“, with tremendous skill, he walked that line between "pantomime villain", and a down right nasty piece of work.

From 1228 onwards the names 'Robinhood', 'Robehod' or 'Hobbehod' occur in the rolls of several English Justices. The majority of these references date from the late 13th century. .Between 1261 and 1300 there are at least eight references to 'Rabunhod' in various regions across England, from Berkshire in the south to York in the north.^ "'There is no rest, no ease for me North, east, or west, or south, Till Christian knight will willingly Thrice kiss me on the mouth.
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[23]
The term seems to be applied as a form of shorthand to any fugitive or outlaw. .Even at this early stage, the name Robin Hood is used as that of an archetypal criminal.^ My name is Robin Hood."
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^ Margaret Early, author and illustrator of Robin Hood , replicated this style of medieval book making beautifully.
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^ Marian, being a female would not have been able to train as a knight, so she learned to use the Broadsword from Robin Hood.
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This usage continues throughout the medieval period.
In a petition presented to Parliament in 1439, the name is again used to describe an itinerant felon. The petition cites one Piers Venables of Aston, Derbyshire, "who having no liflode, ne sufficeante of goodes, gadered and assembled unto him many misdoers, beynge of his clothynge, and, in manere of insurrection, wente into the wodes in that countrie, like as it hadde be Robyn Hude and his meyne."[24] The name was still used to describe sedition and treachery in 1605, when Guy Fawkes and his associates were branded "Robin Hoods" by Robert Cecil.
The first allusion to a literary tradition of Robin Hood tales occurs in William Langland's Piers Plowman (c. 1362–c. 1386) in which Sloth, the lazy priest, confesses: "I kan [know] not parfitly [perfectly] my Paternoster as the preest it singeth,/ But I kan rymes of Robyn Hood."[25]
The first mention of a quasi-historical Robin Hood is given in Andrew of Wyntoun's Orygynale Chronicle, written in about 1420. The following lines occur with little contextualisation under the year 1283:
Lytil Jhon and Robyne Hude
Wayth-men ware commendyd gude
In Yngil-wode and Barnysdale
Thai oysyd all this tyme thare trawale.
.The next notice is a statement in the Scotichronicon, composed by John of Fordun between 1377 and 1384, and revised by Walter Bower in about 1440. Among Bower's many interpolations is a passage which directly refers to Robin.^ Friendship/Loyalty- Discuss the friendship between Robin Hood and Little John.
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^ She has in fact been taken prisoner, and brought before Prince John, who wants information about the relationship between Isabella and Robin.

^ Thus Robin Hood and Little John and Will Scarlet and Allan a Dale came before the Queen into her own royal bower.
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It is inserted after Fordun's account of the defeat of Simon de Montfort and the punishment of his adherents. Robin is represented as a fighter for de Montfort's cause.[26] .This was in fact true of the historical outlaw of Sherwood Forest Roger Godberd, whose points of similarity to the Robin Hood of the ballads have often been noted.^ And that is how Robin Hood became an outlaw.

^ Above and below: Robin Hood's final moments in Sherwood Forest.

^ Robin Hood walked in the forest, .
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[27][28]
Bower writes:
Then [c. 1266] arose the famous murderer, Robert Hood, as well as Little John, together with their accomplices from among the disinherited, whom the foolish populace are so inordinately fond of celebrating both in tragedies and comedies, and about whom they are delighted to hear the jesters and minstrels sing above all other ballads.
The word translated here as "murderer" is the Latin siccarius, from the Latin for "knife." .Bower goes on to tell a story about Robin Hood in which he refuses to flee from his enemies while hearing Mass in the greenwood, and then gains a surprise victory over them, apparently as a reward for his piety.^ What do we learn about Robin Hood in this chapter?
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^ Robin turned about with a surprised face.

^ He could not hear of Robin Hood, .
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[29]
Another reference, discovered by Julian Luxford in 2009, appears in the margin of the "Polychronicon" in the Eton College library. Written around the year 1460 by a monk in Latin, it says:
Around this time, according to popular opinion, a certain outlaw named Robin Hood, with his accomplices, infested Sherwood and other law-abiding areas of England with continuous robberies.[30]
.William Shakespeare makes reference to Robin Hood in his late 16th-century play The Two Gentlemen of Verona, one of his earliest.^ One of the best Robin Hood's ever?

^ "Now out upon it," quoth Robin Hood testily, "an ye make sport of me by pattering such gibberish, it will be ill for you all, I tell you.
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^ Yes, I know, the concept of Robin Hood having a different love than Marian remains a tricky one if not down right wrong historically.

.In it, the character Valentine is banished from Milan and driven out through the forest where he is approached by outlaws who, upon meeting him, desire him as their leader.^ So saying, he turned and left them, and they presently saw him running rapidly across the open, through the falling of the dusk, until he was swallowed up by the forest.
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^ Sir Richard looked upon him keenly, then, turning to one of the judges, he said, "Knowest thou who this youth is?
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^ At this, the lame man, who had taken off his wooden leg and unstrapped his own leg, and was sitting with it stretched out upon the grass so as to rest it, made room for Robin among them.
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.They comment, "By the bare scalp of Robin Hood's fat friar, This fellow were a king for our wild faction!"^ When they saw our comely king, .
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^ Robin thanked our comely king, .
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^ Our king and Robin rode together, .
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[31] implying that they imagine themselves as similar to the .Robin Hood story.^ Much as I admire the work of Jonas, Lucy, and Harry, the story of Robin Hood has been around for centuries before them, and will doubtless be around for centuries to come.

^ Read and compare various versions of the Robin Hood stories.
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^ The story starts with some young boys playing in the forest pretending to be Robin Hood’s men .

References to Robin as Earl of Huntington

Another reference is provided by Thomas Gale, Dean of York (c. 1635–1702),[32] but this comes nearly four hundred years after the events it describes:
[Robin .Hood's] death is stated by Ritson to have taken place on the 18th of November, 1247, about the 87th year of his age; but according to the following inscription found among the papers of the Dean of York...the death occurred a month later.^ For many more pictures of the death of Marian follow this link to the Robin Hood Pictures blog.

^ A full review of Robin Hood series 2, Episode 13, featuring the death of Marian, can be found below .

^ So, in all that year, fivescore or more good stout yeomen gathered about Robin Hood, and chose him to be their leader and chief.
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In this inscription, which bears evidence of high antiquity, Robin Hood is described as Earl of Huntington - his claim to which title has been as hotly contested as any disputed peerage upon record.
Hear undernead dis laitl stean
Lais Robert Earl of Huntingun
Near arcir der as hie sa geud
An pipl kauld im Robin Heud
Sic utlaws as hi an is men
Vil England nivr si agen.
Obiit 24 Kal Dekembris 1247
This inscription also appears on a grave in the grounds of Kirklees Priory near Kirklees Hall (see below).
.Despite appearances, and the author's assurance of 'high antiquity,' there is little reason to give the stone any credence.^ Now there was no sign of any foul weather, but when one wishes to do a thing, as Little John did, one finds no lack of reasons for the doing.
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^ She led him up the winding stone stair to a room which was just beneath the eaves of a high, round tower; but she would not let Little John come with him.
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It certainly cannot date from the 13th century; notwithstanding the implausibility of a 13th-century funeral monument being composed in English, the language of the inscription is highly suspect. .Its orthography does not correspond to the written forms of Middle English at all: there are no inflected '-e's, the plural accusative pronoun 'hi' is used as a singular nominative, and the singular present indicative verb 'lais' is formed without the Middle English '-th' ending.^ Methinks there is no one in all the world that Robin Hood would rather meet than thee."
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^ At the bidding of the King, the herald announced that the open target was to be shot at, to decide the title of the best archer in all England; and any man there present was privileged to try for it.

^ But as it lay there it took on an iconic quality, a symbol which spoke not of the impending invasion from the enemy without, but of the strength and resolve of those within.

Overall, the epitaph more closely resembles Modern English written in a deliberately 'archaic' style. .Furthermore, the reference to Huntingdon is anachronistic: the first recorded mention of the title in the context of Robin Hood occurs in the 1598 play The Downfall of Robert Earl of Huntington by Anthony Munday.^ There have been versions and/or mentions of Robin Hood told by prominent authors such as Sir Walter Scott, John Keats, and Howard Pyle.
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^ Jonas was not the first “contemporary” Robin Hood, and neither was Michael Praed (Robin of Sherwood).

^ Furthermore, Thornton’s violent conduct towards his men, makes Robin Hood decide he has to be got rid of.

[33] The monument can only be a 17th-century forgery.
Therefore Robert is largely fictional by this time. The Gale note is inaccurate. .The medieval texts do not refer to him directly, but mediate their allusions through a body of accounts and reports: for Langland, Robin exists principally in "rimes," for Bower, "comedies and tragedies," while for Wyntoun he is, "commendyd gude."^ Down fell the sword from Guy of Gisbourne's grasp, and back he staggered at the stroke, and, ere he could regain himself, Robin's sword passed through and through his body.
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^ So died the body of Robin Hood; but his spirit lives on through the centuries in the deathless ballads which are sung of him, and in the hearts of men who love freedom and chivalry.

.Even in a legal context, where one would expect to find verifiable references to Robert, he is primarily a symbol, a generalised outlaw-figure rather than an individual.^ He sold more meat for one penny than we could sell for three; and he gave extra weight to whatsoever lass would buss him."

^ Methinks there is no one in all the world that Robin Hood would rather meet than thee."
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^ "If 'tis a churchman," retorted Will Scarlet, "he would do better to mind his own flocks rather than concern himself with ours."

.Consequently, in the medieval period itself, Robin Hood already belongs more to literature than to history.^ But Robin Hood had gone through more than he wotted of.
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^ Robin Hood, "we will fight no more.
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^ Margaret Early, author and illustrator of Robin Hood , replicated this style of medieval book making beautifully.
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In fact, in an anonymous song called Woman of c. 1412, he is treated in precisely this manner - as a joke, a figure that the audience will instantly recognise as imaginary:
He that made this songe full good,
Came of the northe and the sothern blode,
And somewhat kyne to Robert Hoad.[34][35]

Sources

"Robin shoots with Sir Guy" by Louis Rhead
.There is little scholarly support for the view that tales of Robin Hood have stemmed from mythology or folklore; from fairies (such as Puck under the alias Robin Goodfellow) or other mythological origins.^ Are there not other places for Robin Hood's hiding?
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^ And he found there Robin Hood, .
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^ This is the original text of: Robin Hood.
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.When Robin Hood has been connected to such folklore, it is apparently a later development.^ There have been versions and/or mentions of Robin Hood told by prominent authors such as Sir Walter Scott, John Keats, and Howard Pyle.
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^ "Now out upon it," quoth Robin Hood testily, "an ye make sport of me by pattering such gibberish, it will be ill for you all, I tell you.
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^ This plan will involve Robin Hood’s apparent surrender.

[36] .Maurice Keen[37] provides a brief summary and useful critique of the once popular view that Robin Hood had mythological origins, while (unlike some)[38] refraining from utterly and finally dismissing it.^ Does the sheriff finally have Robin Hood?!
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^ This is the original text of: Robin Hood.
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^ Meanwhile, outside the Castle, Robin Hood steals some expensive clothing, and enters the Castle pretending to be a nobleman apologising for Guy’s behaviour and come to buy his freedom.

[39] .While Robin Hood and his men often show superb skill in archery, swordplay, and disguise, they are no more exaggerated than those characters in other ballads, such as Kinmont Willie, which were based on historical events.^ They take no more heed of me, .
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^ But Robin Hood had gone through more than he wotted of.
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^ And such was certainly the case with Robin Hood and his Merry Men .

[40]
.Robin Hood's role in the traditional May Day games could suggest pagan connections but that role has not been traced earlier than the early 15th century.^ While Robin Hood may ride or go, .
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^ A translation of a 15th-century tale of Robin Hood, by Graham McLennan.
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^ He could not hear of Robin Hood, .
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However, it is uncontroversial that a Robin and Marion figured in 13th-century French "pastourelles" (of which Jeu de Robin et Marion c. 1280 is a literary version) and presided over the French May festivities, "this Robin and Marion tended to preside, in the intervals of the attempted seduction of the latter by a series of knights, over a variety of rustic pastimes."[41]
In the Jeu de Robin and Marion Robin and his companions have to rescue Marion from the clutches of a "lustful knight."[42] .Dobson and Taylor in their survey of the legend, in which they reject the mythological theory, nevertheless regard it as "highly probable" that this French Robin's name and functions travelled to the English May Games where they fused with the Robin Hood legend.^ While Robin Hood may ride or go, .
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^ After they had traveled thus for a time Robin Hood spake.
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^ My name is Robin Hood."
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[41]
.The origin of the legend is claimed by some to have stemmed from actual outlaws, or from tales of outlaws, such as Hereward the Wake, Eustace the Monk, Fulk FitzWarin,[43] and William Wallace.^ As with all three series, such superior stories from the original legend would be scrapped in favour nothing particularly imaginative.

[44] .Hereward appears in a ballad much like Robin Hood and the Potter, and as the Hereward ballad is older, it appears to be the source.^ Whilst Much holds the man he knew as "Master" in his arms, Robin Hood addresses him: "As much as any man can love another man, I have loved you."

^ Robin Hood and Much might have expected to be greeted and lauded as home coming heroes.

^ Much as I admire the work of Jonas, Lucy, and Harry, the story of Robin Hood has been around for centuries before them, and will doubtless be around for centuries to come.

.The ballad Adam Bell, Clym of the Cloughe and Wyllyam of Cloudeslee runs parallel to Robin Hood and the Monk, but it is not clear whether either one is the source for the other, or whether they merely show that such tales were told of outlaws.^ One of the best Robin Hood's ever?

^ And that is how Robin Hood became an outlaw.

^ "Aye, but only outlaws such as Robin Hood."

[45]
.Some early Robin Hood stories appear to be unique, such as the story where Robin gives a knight, generally called Richard at the Lee, money to pay off his mortgage to an abbot, but this may merely indicate that no parallels have survived.^ While Robin Hood may ride or go, .
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^ "I have no money, Master Robin," answered the knight frankly.

^ "A yeoman am I, and men do call me Robin Hood."
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[46]
.There are a number of theories that attempt to identify a historical Robin Hood.^ And he found there Robin Hood, .
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^ Found she there Robin Hood, .
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^ And there betrayed good Robin Hood, .
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.A difficulty with any such historical search is that "Robert" was in medieval England a very common given name, and "Robin" (or Robyn) especially in the 13th century was its very common diminutive.^ And never was such a company of yeomen as were gathered at Nottingham Town that day, for the very best archers of merry England had come to this shooting match.
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^ He tells Robin that the once proud people of England are now “broken”, and that only one name seems to bring them, hope; that name is "Robin Hood".

^ Then searching through all the band, each man of whom crowded forward eager to be chosen, Robin called such as he wished by name, until he had a score of stout fellows, the very flower of his yeomanrie.
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[47] The surname "Hood" (or Hude or Hode etc), referring ultimately to the head-covering, was also fairly common. .Unsurprisingly, therefore, there are a number of people called "Robert Hood" or "Robin Hood" to be found in medieval records.^ And he found there Robin Hood, .
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^ "A yeoman am I, and men do call me Robin Hood."
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^ Men call him Robin Hood.

Some of them are on record for having fallen foul of the law but this is not necessarily significant to the legend.[48]
.The early ballads give a number of possible historical clues, notably the Gest names the reigning king as "Edward," but the ballads cannot be assumed to be reliable in such details.^ He was an old friend of her father, Edward, and she cannot believe he would betray the King.

[49] For whatever it may be worth, however, King Edward I took the throne in 1272, and an Edward remained on the throne until the death of Edward III in 1377.
.On the other hand what appears to be the first known example of "Robin Hood" as stock name for an outlaw dates to 1262 in Berkshire where the surname "Robehod" was applied to a man after he had been outlawed, and apparently because he had been outlawed.^ Robin Hood makes Little John his right-hand man.
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^ And that is how Robin Hood became an outlaw.

^ The name of Robin Hood was well known to him, as to every man there present.

[50] .This could suggest two main possibilities: either that an early form of the Robin Hood legend was already well established in the mid-13th century; or alternatively that the name "Robin Hood" preceded the outlaw hero that we know; so that the "Robin Hood" of legend was so-called because that was seen as an appropriate name for an outlaw.^ "A yeoman am I, and men do call me Robin Hood."
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^ He could not hear of Robin Hood, .
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^ My name is Robin Hood."
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.It has long been suggested, notably by John Maddicott, that "Robin Hood" was a stock alias used by thieves.^ And she promises Prince John that Robin Hood will be on the gallows before long.

^ Then a silence fell, and Little John sat with Robin Hood's hand in his, gazing out of the open window, ever and anon swallowing a great lump that came in his throat.
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^ Meanwhile, Marian comes up with a suggestion for Guy: She could ask Robin Hood into the Castle, knowing he would come to save the people.

[51] Another theory of the origin of the name needs to be mentioned here. The 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica remarks that 'hood' was a common dialectical form of 'wood'; and that the outlaw's name has been given as "Robin Wood."[21] There are indeed a number of references to Robin Hood as Robin Wood, or Whood, or Whod, from the 16th and 17th centuries. The earliest recorded example, in connection with May games in Somerset, dates from 1518.[52]
.One well-known theory of origin was proposed by Joseph Hunter in 1852. Hunter identified the outlaw with a "Robyn Hode" recorded as employed by Edward II in 1323 during the king's progress through Lancashire.^ The Story: Another well pitched episode starts with a Lady, dressed as one of noble birth, racing through Sherwood Forest at breakneck speed.

^ The King liked the story well, for his own soul was one of chivalry.

^ During one of their secret meetings, Loxley informs her that only leprosy could account for the lack of pain in her husband’s hand when the blade passed through it.

.This Robyn Hood was identified with (one or more people called) Robert Hood living in Wakefield before and after that time.^ The Legend that is Robin Hood has returned once more to defend his people!

^ "I'll just send one more little message of regret to the Sheriff," said Little John, "before I join Will."

^ When Robin Hood spat that soup out in the cave, I wanted a more contemporary Tuck, one who would have given him a slap before continuing with the spoon feeding.

Comparing the available records with especially the Gest and also other ballads Hunter developed a fairly detailed theory according to which Robin Hood was an adherent of the rebel Earl of Lancaster, defeated at the Battle of Boroughbridge in 1322.
.According to this theory Robin Hood was pardoned and employed by the king in 1323. (The Gest does relate that Robin Hood was pardoned by "King Edward" and taken into his service.^ Does the sheriff finally have Robin Hood?!
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^ Thus our king and Robin Hood .
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^ The King is here, and hath taken Robin Hood!"

) .The theory supplies Robin Hood with a wife, Matilda, thought to be origin of Maid Marian; and Hunter also conjectured that the author of the Gest may have been the religious poet Richard Rolle (1290–1349) who lived in the village of Hampole in Barnsdale.^ Below: Maid Marian and Robin Hood, together in the forest at last.

^ Marian , Robin Hood , robin hood pictures .

^ Robin Hood Marian Picture gallery.

[53]
.This theory has long been recognised to have serious problems, one of the most serious being that "Robin Hood" and similar names were already used as nicknames for outlaws in the 13th century.^ Robin Hood, series 2.

^ Labels: bbc , Robin Hood series 3 .

^ Robin Hood series 3, filming in progress.

.Another is that there is no direct evidence that Hunter's Hood had ever been an outlaw or any kind of criminal or rebel at all, the theory is built on conjecture and coincidence of detail.^ Methinks there is no one in all the world that Robin Hood would rather meet than thee."
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^ But there can be no forgiveness and Allan knows that to cross Robin Hood’s path again is to forfeit his life.

^ "Forester, whether or no you be a King's man, know that I seek one Robin Hood, an outlaw, to whom I bring amnesty from the Queen.

[54] .Finally recent research has shown that Hunter's Robyn Hood had been employed by the king at an earlier stage, this casting doubt on this Robyn Hood's supposed earlier career as outlaw and rebel.^ The king cast off his hood then, .
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^ "Forester, whether or no you be a King's man, know that I seek one Robin Hood, an outlaw, to whom I bring amnesty from the Queen.

^ You can find earlier versions of Robin Hood and his Outlaws on this link.

[55]
.Another theory identifies him with the historical outlaw Roger Godberd who was a die-hard supporter of Simon de Montfort; which would place Robin Hood around the 1260s.^ But Robin Hood bade him pause.

^ And that is how Robin Hood became an outlaw.

^ Men call him Robin Hood.

[19] There are certainly parallels between Godberd's career and that of Robin Hood as he appears in the Gest, John Maddicott has called Godberd "that prototype Robin Hood."[56] Some problems with this theory are that there is no evidence that Godberd was ever known as Robin Hood, and no sign in the early Robin Hood ballads of the specific concerns of de Montfort's revolt.[54]
.Another well-known theory, first proposed by the historian L. V. D. Owen in 1936 and more recently floated by J. C. Holt and others, is that the original Robin Hood might be identified with an outlawed Robert Hood, or Hod, or Hobbehod, all apparently the same man, referred to in nine successive Yorkshire Pipe Rolls between 1226 and 1234.[57] There is no evidence however that this Robert Hood, although an outlaw, was also a bandit.^ "I love no man in all the world .
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^ Are there not other places for Robin Hood's hiding?
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^ This results in Robin Hood and all of the Outlaws thinking Alan has betrayed them again.

[58]

Ballads and tales

The earliest surviving text of a Robin Hood ballad is "Robin Hood and the Monk."[59] This is preserved in Cambridge University manuscript Ff.5.48, which was written shortly after 1450.[60] It contains many of the elements still associated with the legend, from the Nottingham setting to the bitter enmity between Robin and the local sheriff.
Douglas Fairbanks as Robin Hood; the sword with which he is depicted was common in the oldest ballads
.The first printed version is A Gest of Robyn Hode (c. 1475), a collection of separate stories which attempts to unite the episodes into a single continuous narrative.^ And the idea is continued nicely into Episode 4, "Angel of Death", when Guy comes knocking at Marian's door like a big bad wolf, testing the lock.

[61] .After this comes "Robin Hood and the Potter,"[62] contained in a manuscript of c. 1503. "The Potter" is markedly different in tone from "The Monk:" whereas the earlier tale is "a thriller"[23] the latter is more comic, its plot involving trickery and cunning rather than straightforward force.^ But Robin Hood had gone through more than he wotted of.
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^ He has come looking for Robin Hood.

^ Robin Hood, "we will fight no more.
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The difference between the two texts recalls Bower's claim that Robin-tales may be both 'comedies and tragedies'.
Other early texts are dramatic pieces such as the fragmentary Robyn Hod and the Shryff off Notyngham[63] (c. 1472). .These are particularly noteworthy as they show Robin's integration into May Day rituals towards the end of the Middle Ages.^ In November, 2006, a poll on my Robin Hood blog ( series 1 ), showed that a massive 98% of Hoodies wanted to see Friar Tuck brought into the show.

^ But now Robin Hood gathered his men together, and, with Allan and his young bride in their midst, they all turned their footsteps toward the woodlands.
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^ After having eaten heartily they bade the landlord show them to their rooms, for they were aweary, having ridden all the way from Dronfield that day.
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.The plots of neither "the Monk" nor "the Potter" are included in the Gest; and neither is the plot of "Robin Hood and Guy of Gisborne" which is probably at least as old as those two ballads although preserved in a more recent copy.^ Robin Hood, "we will fight no more.
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^ "Where our Sheriff has failed, and the stout Guy of Gisborne, and many more beside, it behoves not a mere tinker to succeed."

^ The Legend that is Robin Hood has returned once more to defend his people!

Each of these three ballads survived in a single copy, so it is unclear how much of the medieval legend has survived, and what has survived may not be typical of the medieval legend. .It has been argued that the fact that the surviving ballads were preserved in written form in itself makes it unlikely they were typical; in particular stories with an interest for the gentry were by this view more likely to be preserved.^ The earliest accounts have been traced to ballads written in the 14th century, and in the following two centuries, dozens of long poems, ballads, and dramas fleshed out the story.
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^ This interest had, in fact, caused the Foresters to keep a shrewd eye upon him in the past, for his tannery was apt to have plenty of meat in it that was more like venison than the law allowed.

^ I love Cookie MOnster but this interview is typical NPR. They take an exciting subject and make it boring.
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[64] .The story of Robin's aid to the "poor knight" that takes up much of the Gest may be an example.^ For their part, the nuns of course will not give Robin up, but neither can they provide much protection beyond their prayers.

^ Story opens in Loxley Village as Robin Hood and his men are relieving the Sheriff’s tax collectors of their takings.

^ "Take this loan from us, Sir Knight, and pay your debt to the Bishop," then said Robin.

.The character of Robin in these first texts is rougher edged than in his later incarnations.^ But instead, Robin’s passage through these 13 episodes is too often sidetracked by other issues, including the introduction of other characters, and I feel the title role is diminished.

^ Robin Hood is clearly more than impressed at what he sees (love at first sight?

^ Did you not tell me the first time you were here to-day, that I need not be surprised if you came back with no less person than Robin Hood himself?"

.In "Robin Hood and the Monk," for example, he is shown as quick tempered and violent, assaulting Little John for defeating him in an archery contest; in the same ballad Much the Miller's Son casually kills a "little page" in the course of rescuing Robin Hood from prison.^ Then stepped forth Little John and Much the miller's son.

^ "But tell me, good Robin Hood, where is Little John?

^ And by him stood Little John: .
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[4] .No extant ballad actually shows Robin Hood "giving to the poor," although in a "A Gest of Robyn Hode" Robin does make a large loan to an unfortunate knight which he does not in the end require to be repaid;[65] and later in the same ballad Robin Hood states his intention of giving money to the next traveller to come down the road if he happens to be poor.^ He has come looking for Robin Hood.

^ Robin Hood, "we will fight no more.
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^ Does the sheriff finally have Robin Hood?!
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Of my good he shall haue some,
Yf he be a por man.[66]
.As it happens the next traveller is not poor, but it seems in context that Robin Hood is stating a general policy.^ It is equally possible, as happened in Robin of Sherwood, that the "title" of the Man in the Hood could pass to another person.

^ It is not so much Robin Hood who is taking from the rich to give to the poor as it is the Night Watchman.

^ So next we will tell how they made up for those ill happenings by a good action that came about not without some small pain to Robin.
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From the beginning Robin Hood is on the side of the poor; the Gest quotes Robin Hood as instructing his men that when they rob:
loke ye do no husbonde harme
That tilleth with his ploughe.
No more ye shall no gode yeman
That walketh by gren-wode shawe;
Ne no knyght ne no squyer
That wol be a gode felawe.[67]
And in its final lines the Gest sums up:
he was a good outlawe,
And dyde pore men moch god.
.Within Robin Hood's band medieval forms of courtesy rather than modern ideals of equality are generally in evidence.^ Margaret Early, author and illustrator of Robin Hood , replicated this style of medieval book making beautifully.
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^ Methinks there is no one in all the world that Robin Hood would rather meet than thee."
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^ And as he pounded away upon some pots and pans in the scullery, he talked loudly about what HE would do, if he once came within reach of that rascal Robin Hood.

.In the early ballads Robin's men usually kneel before him in strict obedience: in A Gest of Robyn Hode the king even observes that "His men are more at his byddynge/Then my men be at myn."^ His men are more obedient .
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^ And kneeled down him before.
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^ Men call him Robin Hood.

.Their social status, as yeomen, is shown by their weapons; they use swords rather than quarterstaffs.^ Moreover, if these that thou bringest shoot better than my yeomen, man for man, they shall have the prizes for themselves according to their shooting.
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.The only character to use a quarterstaff in the early ballads is the potter, and Robin Hood does not take to a staff until the 18th century Robin Hood and Little John.^ "But tell me, good Robin Hood, where is Little John?

^ Little John looked whither Robin Hood pointed.
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^ "Well spoken, Little John," said Robin Hood.

[68]
.The political and social assumptions underlying the early Robin Hood ballads have long been controversial.^ Way back at the start of Robin Hood Series 1, the attitude at Tiger Productions was that Friar Tuck was no longer politically correct.

^ "Ere long," he thought to himself, "we shall see whether Robin Hood be here or not!"

^ Robin Hood carries Marian to her grave in the desert sands, as the original English Rose dies a long way from home...

.It has been influentially argued by J. C. Holt that the Robin Hood legend was cultivated in the households of the gentry, and that it would be mistaken to see in him a figure of peasant revolt.^ But Robin Hood bade him pause.

^ Men call him Robin Hood.

^ Robin Hood action figures.

.He is not a peasant but a yeoman, and his tales make no mention of the complaints of the peasants, such as oppressive taxes.^ "Marry, I make no such serious thoughts upon the matter.
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[69] He appears not so much as a revolt against societal standards as an embodiment of them, being generous, pious, and courteous, opposed to stingy, worldly, and churlish foes.[70] .Other scholars have by contrast stressed the subversive aspects of the legend, and see in the medieval Robin Hood ballads a plebeian literature hostile to the feudal order.^ "But Robin Hood himself was on this very road the last time I came to town," said the other.

^ Margaret Early, author and illustrator of Robin Hood , replicated this style of medieval book making beautifully.
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^ And now we will see what befell Robin Hood in his venture as beggar.
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[71]
"Little John and Robin Hood" by Frank Godwin
.Although the term "Merry Men" belongs to a later period, the ballads do name several of Robin's companions.^ Robin Hood and his merry men .
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^ Robin and his merry men .
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^ And Robin and his merry men .
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[72] .These include Will Scarlet (or Scathlock), Much the Miller's Son, and Little John - who was called "little" as a joke, as he was quite the opposite.^ How much taller is Little John?
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^ "Little John call I him."
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^ Little John had called himself that day.
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[73] .Even though the band is regularly described as being over a hundred men, usually only three or four are specified.^ By'r Lady of the Fountain, an thou dost not treat me with more deference I will crack thy knave's pate for thee, even though thou be one of the mighty Sheriff's men."
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^ (Allan’s welcome “one-liner” at this point being more like his old self, even though the slapstick antics are more than a little unsubtle.

^ But in the meantime three men had come forward and lifted stout William from the ground and found that he was not dead, though badly shaken by his heavy fall.
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.Some appear only once or twice in a ballad: Will Stutely in Robin Hood Rescuing Will Stutly and Robin Hood and Little John; David of Doncaster in Robin Hood and the Golden Arrow; Gilbert with the White Hand in A Gest of Robyn Hode; and Arthur a Bland in Robin Hood and the Tanner.^ At this all clapped their hands for joy, and Robin said: "Thou hast well spoken, Will Stutely, and it shall be done."
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^ This was the treasure house of the band, and thither Robin Hood went and, unlocking the door, entered the chamber, from which he brought forth a bag of gold which he gave to Little John, to pay Hugh Longshanks withal, for the cloth of Lincoln green.
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^ Whilst some of the very best Robin Hood stories, like the meeting on the bridge with Little John, were being cast aside, the character of the singing outlaw was brilliantly re-drawn, but with respect to his origins.

[73]
.Printed versions of the Robin Hood ballads, generally based on the Gest, appear in the early 16th century, shortly after the introduction of printing in England.^ Summary: The heroic tale of Robin Hood, the greatest archer of them all, and his band of merry men who lived long ago in Englands Sherwood Forest, has been romanticized in ballads, plays, folktales, and films.
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^ There have been versions and/or mentions of Robin Hood told by prominent authors such as Sir Walter Scott, John Keats, and Howard Pyle.
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^ You can find earlier versions of Robin Hood and his Outlaws on this link.

.Later that century Robin is promoted to the level of nobleman: he is styled Earl of Huntingdon, Robert of Locksley, or Robert Fitz Ooth.^ "Men call me Robert o' Locksley," quoth bold Robin.
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^ And on the stone were graven these words: "Here underneath his little stone Lies Robert, Earl of Huntingdon; Never archer as he so good, And people called him Robin Hood.

^ "I am, sire, though there be some who say that Robin Hood's father was formerly the rightful Earl of Huntingdon.

In the early ballads, by contrast, he was a member of the yeoman classes, which included common freeholders possessing a small landed estate.[74]
.By the early 15th century at the latest, Robin Hood had become associated with May Day celebrations, with revellers dressing as Robin or as members of his band for the festivities.^ While Robin Hood may ride or go, .
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^ A translation of a 15th-century tale of Robin Hood, by Graham McLennan.
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^ But now Robin Hood called upon certain ones of his band who spread soft moss upon the ground and laid deerskins thereon.
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.This was not common throughout England, but in some regions the custom lasted until Elizabethan times, and during the reign of Henry VIII, was briefly popular at court.^ Messengers went riding back and forth between the Sheriff and the King, until at last the time was fixed upon when His Majesty was to stop in Nottingham, as the guest of his worship.
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^ This story takes place in England, during King Richards reign from 1189 to 1199.
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^ He became king of England in 1189 after his father, King Henry the Seconds reign.
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[75] .Robin was often allocated the role of a May King, presiding over games and processions, but plays were also performed with the characters in the roles,[76] sometimes performed at church ales, a means by which churches raised funds.^ Robin Hood series 2 continued to be a good (often outstanding) programme, and Jonas Armstrong continued to prove himself as the right man for the role.

^ We will learn more about the Church and the role it played in medieval life in future chapters.
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^ "I am king here, and no subject may raise hand against the king.
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[77]
.A complaint of 1492, brought to the Star Chamber, accuses men of acting riotously by coming to a fair as Robin Hood and his men; the accused defended themselves on the grounds that the practice was a long-standing custom to raise money for churches, and they had not acted riotously but peaceably.^ Robin Hood and his merry men .
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^ In the meantime Robin Hood had come to them.
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^ Men call him Robin Hood.

[78]
Robin Hood and Maid Marian
.It is from this association that Robin's romantic attachment to Maid Marian (or Marion) stems.^ And after them came Robin Hood and Maid Marian riding upon milk-white steeds.

^ Below: Maid Marian and Robin Hood, together in the forest at last.

^ Labels: BBC review , Episode 12 , Episode 13 , Jonas Armstrong , Lucy Griffiths , Maid Marian , Robin Hood series 2 .

.The naming of Marian may have come from the French pastoral play of c. 1280, the Jeu de Robin et Marion, although this play is unrelated to the English legends.^ Meanwhile, Marian comes up with a suggestion for Guy: She could ask Robin Hood into the Castle, knowing he would come to save the people.

^ You may know that the gates are fast locked, for this morning, to all who would come in, although they let any pass out who will."

^ "Marry," said Robin calmly, "I will play in greater wise than Your Lordship thinks, but not till the right time hath come."
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[75] .Both Robin and Marian were certainly associated with May Day festivities in England (as was Friar Tuck), but these were originally two distinct types of performance - Alexander Barclay, writing in c. 1500, refers to "some merry fytte of Maid Marian or else of Robin Hood" - but the characters were brought together.^ What bones helped Robin Hood and Friar Tuck when carrying each other?
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^ Robin Hood and his merry men .
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^ These are the tricks of Robin Hood!"

[72] .Marian did not immediately gain the unquestioned role; in Robin Hood's Birth, Breeding, Valor, and Marriage, his sweetheart is 'Clorinda the Queen of the Shepherdesses'.[79] Clorinda survives in some later stories as an alias of Marian.^ Whilst some of the very best Robin Hood stories, like the meeting on the bridge with Little John, were being cast aside, the character of the singing outlaw was brilliantly re-drawn, but with respect to his origins.

^ Not a word did he speak to anyone, and no one of his men spoke to him, but all the time he was busy devising some plan to take Robin Hood.
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^ "Why, truly, some folk do call him a great archer," said Robin Hood, "but we of Nottinghamshire are famous hands with the longbow.
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[73]
.In the 16th century, Robin Hood is given a specific historical setting.^ Much as I admire the work of Jonas, Lucy, and Harry, the story of Robin Hood has been around for centuries before them, and will doubtless be around for centuries to come.

^ SO ROBIN HOOD and the others left the archery range at Finsbury Fields, and, tarrying not, set forth straightway upon their homeward journey.
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^ Yes, I know, the concept of Robin Hood having a different love than Marian remains a tricky one if not down right wrong historically.

.Up until this point there was little interest in exactly when Robin's adventures took place.^ Up until this point we have met many interesting characters.
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^ At last he began to fret at his confinement; so one day he took up his stout cudgel and set forth to seek adventure, strolling blithely along until he came to the edge of Sherwood.
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^ Under this vigorous treatment Little John was constrained to lie quiet until the friar gave him leave to get up.

The original ballads refer at various points to "King Edward," without stipulating whether this is Edward I, Edward II, or Edward III.[80] .Hood may thus have been active at any point between 1272 and 1377. However, during the 16th century the stories become fixed to the 1190s, the period in which King Richard was absent from his throne, fighting in the crusades.^ Thus our king and Robin Hood .
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^ This story takes place in England, during King Richards reign from 1189 to 1199.
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^ If you did not learn about King Richard and/or the crusades in chapter 1, study them now.
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[81] This date is first proposed by John Mair in his Historia Majoris Britanniæ (1521), and gains popular acceptance by the end of the century.
.Giving Robin an aristocratic title and female love interest, and placing him in the historical context of the true king's absence, all represent moves to domesticate his legend and reconcile it to ruling powers.^ Then all arose and the King beckoned Robin Hood to come to him.
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^ But, as for King Richard, I tell thee, brother, there is not a man of us all but would pour out our blood like water for him.
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^ Whilst Much holds the man he knew as "Master" in his arms, Robin Hood addresses him: "As much as any man can love another man, I have loved you."

In this, his legend is similar to that of King Arthur, which morphed from a dangerous male-centred story to a more comfortable, chivalrous romance under the troubadours serving Eleanor of Aquitaine. .From the 16th century on, the legend of Robin Hood is often used to promote the hereditary ruling class, romance, and religious piety.^ Robin Hood's rules were simple.
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^ The story of Robin Hood is a legend that has captivated readers and writers for centuries.
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^ The Legend that is Robin Hood has returned once more to defend his people!

The "criminal" element is retained to provide dramatic colour, rather than as a real challenge to convention.[82]
.In 1598, Anthony Munday wrote a pair of plays on the Robin Hood legend, The Downfall and The Death of Robert Earl of Huntington (published 1601).^ The Legend that is Robin Hood has returned once more to defend his people!

^ This site is about the BBC's "Robin Hood" in relation to the whole legend.

^ Robin Hood enjoys hearing the dream, allowing himself to forget for a while his duties as the Outlaw Leader of Legend.

The 17th century introduced the minstrel Alan-a-Dale. He first appeared in a 17th century broadside ballad, and unlike many of the characters thus associated, managed to adhere to the legend.[79] .This is also the era in which the character of Robin became fixed as stealing from the rich to give to the poor.^ Was taking from the rich and giving to the poor "stealing"?
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^ As opposed to being the symbol of what Robin Hood's cause should be about (remember "rob from the rich and give to the poor"?

^ The final scene was also well placed, seeing Robin Hood and “his merry men” reduced in number now, but still heading towards the main road to rob from the rich and give to the poor.

[83]
.In the 18th century, the stories become even more conservative, and develop a slightly more farcical vein.^ However, and maybe I become more and more aware of it due to writing these summaries, the “to-and-fro” style really does become a little too farcical at times.

.From this period there are a number of ballads in which Robin is severely "drubbed" by a succession of professionals including a tanner, a tinker and a ranger.^ There is a bronze age stone structure called Robin Hood's Stride in Matlock, Derbyshire, the site of several stone circles.

^ CHAPTER XV. HOW ROBIN HOOD WAS TANNED OF THE TANNER In Nottingham there lived a jolly tanner, With a hey down, down, a down down!

^ "Yea, truly," quoth Robin Hood, when the Tanner had made an end of singing, "it is as I remember it, a fair ditty, and a ballad with a pleasing tune of a song."
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[81] .In fact, the only character who does not get the better of Hood is the luckless Sheriff.^ Does the sheriff finally have Robin Hood?!
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^ Only now does the pace of this opening episode to Series 3 of Robin Hood, drop down a gear.

^ Only when the Prince is alone with Guy, does he tell them that Isabella has been meeting Robin Hood, and that a trap must be set so that Robin can be caught at the same time, and then both executed.

.Yet even in these ballads Robin is more than a mere simpleton: on the contrary, he often acts with great shrewdness.^ Meanwhile, Robin Hood has realised the Sheriff misinterpreted the instructions on the cryptic map, and that Barnsdale Church is the more exacting location for the Treasure of the Nation than Kirklees.

^ Robin was more sound asleep, I wot, than he had been for many a day, else he would never have rested so quietly with one of the friar's sort so close beside him.
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^ In Series 1 of the current "Robin Hood" I actually thought Djaq (Anjali Jay) was even better than the high standards he achieved.

.The tinker, setting out to capture Robin, only manages to fight with him after he has been cheated out of his money and the arrest warrant he is carrying.^ He had a warrant for my arrest which I stole from him."

^ For example, I'm willing to bet much of the routines with his false tooth, after Richard Armitage had knocked out real one in a sword fight, all came from him.

^ When the fight becomes hopeless, Archer attempts to bribe his way out of the situation by holding a knife to Robin’s throat and offering his life as a bribe.

.In Robin Hood's Golden Prize, Robin disguises himself as a friar and cheats two priests out of their cash.^ Robin Hood, looking at the Black Friars.
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^ "Now out upon it," quoth Robin Hood testily, "an ye make sport of me by pattering such gibberish, it will be ill for you all, I tell you.
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^ NOW IT WAS TOLD BEFORE how two hundred pounds were set upon Robin Hood's head, and how the Sheriff of Nottingham swore that he himself would seize Robin, both because he would fain have the two hundred pounds and because the slain man was a kinsman of his own.
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.Even when Robin is defeated, he usually tricks his foe into letting him sound his horn, summoning the Merry Men to his aid.^ Robin Hood and his merry men .
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^ Robin and his merry men .
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^ And Robin and his merry men .
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When his enemies do not fall for this ruse, he persuades them to drink with him instead.
.The continued popularity of the Robin Hood tales is attested by a number of literary references.^ "Yea, it is a goodly song," said Robin Hood, "but methought those two burly beggars told the merrier tales and led the merrier life.
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^ As Robin Hood continues to insist that he wishes to be regarded as dead, Tuck hatches a plan based around a scientific manual in his pocket.

^ The most popular guest character in episodes 1 - 8 of Robin hood series 2 were: 1.

.In As You Like It, the exiled duke and his men "live like the old Robin Hood of England," while Ben Jonson produced the (incomplete) masque The Sad Shepherd, or a Tale of Robin Hood[84] as a satire on Puritanism.^ Do you have a Robin Hood blog or website?

^ Robin Hood and his merry men .
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^ It is the oldes inn in England, and has strong links with Robin Hood.

.Somewhat later, the Romantic poet John Keats composed Robin Hood.^ There have been versions and/or mentions of Robin Hood told by prominent authors such as Sir Walter Scott, John Keats, and Howard Pyle.
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^ "I am Little John, indeed, and I will bring to Robin Hood this day a right stout fellow to join his merry band.
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^ Robin Hood makes Little John his right-hand man.
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.To A Friend
[85] and Alfred Lord Tennyson wrote a play The Foresters, or Robin Hood and Maid Marian,[86] which was presented with incidental music by Sir Arthur Sullivan in 1892. Later still, T. H. White featured Robin and his band in The Sword in the Stone - anachronistically, since the novel's chief theme is the childhood of King Arthur.^ And after them came Robin Hood and Maid Marian riding upon milk-white steeds.

^ Below: Maid Marian and Robin Hood, together in the forest at last.

^ Giving an account of Robin Hood and his adventure with the King's Foresters.
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[87]
The title page of Howard Pyle's 1883 novel, The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
.The Victorian era[88] generated its own distinct versions of Robin Hood.^ There have been versions and/or mentions of Robin Hood told by prominent authors such as Sir Walter Scott, John Keats, and Howard Pyle.
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^ Then of a sudden the blood sprang to his cheeks, for he saw for a moment his own good master in the press and, seeing him, knew that Robin Hood and all his band were there.
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^ When Robin Hood is confronted with the traitor Allan A ' Dale he is not only face to face with the man who betrayed him, but face to face with his own failure as a leader.

.The traditional tales were often adapted for children, most notably in Howard Pyle's The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, which influenced accounts of Robin Hood through the 20th century.^ Giving an account of Robin Hood and his adventure with the King's Foresters.
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^ A translation of a 15th-century tale of Robin Hood, by Graham McLennan.
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^ Robin Hood and his merry men .
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[1] .These versions firmly stamp Robin as a staunch philanthropist, a man who takes from the rich to give to the poor.^ "Has he ever taken from the rich that he did not give again to the poor?

^ Was taking from the rich and giving to the poor "stealing"?
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^ They were to take only from the rich and give this money to the poor.
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.Nevertheless, the adventures are still more local than national in scope: while King Richard's participation in the Crusades is mentioned in passing, Robin takes no stand against Prince John, and plays no part in raising the ransom to free Richard.^ They take no more heed of me, .
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^ Robin Hood, "we will fight no more.
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^ "I am king here, and no subject may raise hand against the king.
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.These developments are part of the 20th century Robin Hood myth.^ Fin and Robin Hood part as friends.

^ These are the tricks of Robin Hood!"

^ Use Robin Hood Drama Props to act out scenes from these Robin Hood stories and others.
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.The idea of Robin Hood as a high-minded Saxon fighting Norman lords also originates in the 19th century.^ Robin Hood, "we will fight no more.
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^ This is the original text of: Robin Hood.
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^ This he did not for the well-being of Robin Hood, but because he would save his lord's honor if he could.
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.The most notable contributions to this idea of Robin are Jacques Nicolas Augustin Thierry's Histoire de la Conquête de l'Angleterre par les Normands (1825) and Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe (1819).^ These are the crème de la crème, provided by Prince John, with the express intent of killing Robin Hood.

.In this last work in particular, the modern Robin Hood - "King of Outlaws and prince of good fellows!"^ And that is how Robin Hood became an outlaw.

^ "A good stout fellow," quoth Robin.
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^ Thus our king and Robin Hood .
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as Richard the Lionheart calls him - makes his debut.[89]
The 20th century has grafted still further details on to the original legends. .The 1938 film The Adventures of Robin Hood portrayed Robin as a hero on a national scale, leading the oppressed Saxons in revolt against their Norman overlords while Richard the Lionheart fought in the Crusades; this movie established itself so definitively that many studios resorted to movies about his son (invented for that purpose) rather than compete with the image of this one.^ Robin Hood series 3, filming in progress.

^ What do we learn about Robin Hood in this chapter?
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^ Robin Hood is a hero of the people.

[90]
.In the 1973 animated Disney film Robin Hood, the title character is portrayed as an anthropomorphic fox voiced by Brian Bedford.^ Robin Hood series 3, filming in progress.

^ Robin Hood is being filmed in Glasgow.

^ Some possibilities are Robin Hood (1922), a silent film starring Douglas Fairbanks, The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), an action-adventure with Errol Flynn, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) starring Kevin Costner, or an animated version such as Disneys Robin Hood .
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.Years before Robin Hood had even entered production, Disney had considered doing a project on Reynard the Fox.^ Meanwhile, outside the Castle, Robin Hood steals some expensive clothing, and enters the Castle pretending to be a nobleman apologising for Guy’s behaviour and come to buy his freedom.

^ For when Robin Hood caught a baron or a squire, or a fat abbot or bishop, he brought them to the greenwood tree and feasted them before he lightened their purses.
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^ Trapping Robin Hood and the outlaws in the bunker, the Sheriff makes for Kirklees, but not before rewarding Paxton with a blade to the gut!

.However, due to concerns that Reynard was unsuitable as a hero, animator Ken Anderson lifted many elements from Reynard into Robin Hood, thus making the titular character a fox.^ Robin Hood is a hero of the people.

^ Thus our king and Robin Hood .
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^ "Now out upon it," quoth Robin Hood testily, "an ye make sport of me by pattering such gibberish, it will be ill for you all, I tell you.
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[citation needed]
.The 1976 British and American film Robin and Marian, starring Sean Connery as Robin Hood and Audrey Hepburn as Maid Marian, portrays the figures in later years after Robin has returned from service with Richard the Lion Hearted in a foreign crusade and Marian has gone into seclusion in a nunnery.^ Robin Hood series 3, filming in progress.

^ Below: Maid Marian and Robin Hood, together in the forest at last.

^ King Richard returned to Robin Hood his tracts of land.
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.Since the 1980s, it has become commonplace to include a Saracen among the Merry Men, a trend which began with the character Nasir in the Robin of Sherwood television series.^ Robin Hood and his merry men .
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^ Robin and his merry men .
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^ And Robin and his merry men .
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.Later versions of the story have followed suit: the 1991 movie Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and 2006 BBC TV series Robin Hood each contain equivalents of Nasir, in the figures of Azeem and Djaq respectively.^ Labels: BBC Robin Hood , robin hood pictures .

^ Read and compare various versions of the Robin Hood stories.
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^ Robin Hood, series 2.

[90] .The latest movie version to be released summer of 2010 is simply entitled Robin Hood is directed by Ridley Scott and Robin Hood played by Russell Crowe.^ There have been versions and/or mentions of Robin Hood told by prominent authors such as Sir Walter Scott, John Keats, and Howard Pyle.
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^ Read and compare various versions of the Robin Hood stories.
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^ Back in Loxley, the drought conditions are once again hitting hard, and Tuck decides he can wait no longer for Robin Hood to release the dam under the Castle.

.The Robin Hood legend has thus been subject to numerous shifts and mutations throughout its history.^ Thus our king and Robin Hood .
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^ The Legend that is Robin Hood has returned once more to defend his people!

^ This site is about the BBC's "Robin Hood" in relation to the whole legend.

.Robin himself has evolved from a yeoman bandit to a national hero of epic proportions, who not only supports the poor by taking from the rich, but heroically defends the throne of England itself from unworthy and venal claimants.^ Was taking from the rich and giving to the poor "stealing"?
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^ They were to take only from the rich and give this money to the poor.
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^ It is not so much Robin Hood who is taking from the rich to give to the poor as it is the Night Watchman.

Connections to existing locations

.In modern versions of the legend, Robin Hood is said to have taken up residence in the verdant Sherwood Forest in the county of Nottinghamshire.^ Above and below: Robin Hood's final moments in Sherwood Forest.

^ Robin Hood lives in Sherwood Forest, near the town of Nottingham.
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^ Summary: The heroic tale of Robin Hood, the greatest archer of them all, and his band of merry men who lived long ago in Englands Sherwood Forest, has been romanticized in ballads, plays, folktales, and films.
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.For this reason the people of present-day Nottinghamshire have a special affinity with Robin Hood, often claiming him as the symbol of their county.^ But Robin Hood bade him pause.

^ Robin Hood is a hero of the people.

^ Men call him Robin Hood.

.For example, major road signs entering the shire depict Robin Hood with his bow and arrow, welcoming people to 'Robin Hood County.'^ Robin Hood is a hero of the people.

^ "But Robin Hood himself was on this very road the last time I came to town," said the other.

^ Robin Hood fires an arrow through an alignement in the mystical stone circle, to locate the whereabouts of hidden treasure.

.BBC Radio Nottingham also uses the phrase 'Robin Hood County' on its regular programmes.^ Labels: BBC Robin Hood , robin hood pictures .

^ Labels: bbc , Robin Hood series 3 .

^ BBC axes Robin Hood.

.The Robin Hood Way runs through Nottinghamshire and the county is home to literally thousands of other places, roads, inns and objects bearing Robin's name.^ Are there not other places for Robin Hood's hiding?
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^ My name is Robin Hood."
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^ Robin Hood fires an arrow through an alignement in the mystical stone circle, to locate the whereabouts of hidden treasure.

Specific sites linked to Robin Hood include the Major Oak tree, claimed to have been used by him as a hideout,[91] Robin Hood's Well, located near Newstead Abbey (within the boundaries of Sherwood Forest), and the Church of St. Mary in the village of Edwinstowe, where Robin and Maid Marian are historically thought to have wed.[92]
However, the Nottingham setting is a matter of some contention. .While the Sheriff of Nottingham and the town itself appear in early ballads, and Sherwood is specifically mentioned in the early ballad Robin Hood and the Monk, certain of the original ballads (even those with Nottingham references) locate Robin on occasion in Barnsdale (the area between Pontefract and Doncaster), some fifty miles north of Sherwood in the county of Yorkshire; furthermore, it has been suggested that the ballads placed in this area are far more geographically specific and accurate.^ Does the sheriff finally have Robin Hood?!
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^ Robin Hood lives in Sherwood Forest, near the town of Nottingham.
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^ This is the original text of: Robin Hood.
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[93] .This is reinforced for some by the alleged similarity of Locksley to the area of Loxley, South Yorkshire in Sheffield, where in nearby Tideswell, which was the "Kings Larder" in the Royal Forest of the Peak, a record of the appearance of a "Robert de Lockesly" in court is found, dated 1245. As "Robert" and its diminutives were amongst the most common of names at the time, and also since it was usual for men to adopt the name of their hometown ("De Lockesly" means simply, "Of [or from] Lockesly"), the record could just as easily be referring to any man from the area named Robert.^ "Forester, whether or no you be a King's man, know that I seek one Robin Hood, an outlaw, to whom I bring amnesty from the Queen.

^ Will Scarlet had been sent on a similar errand to Barnesdale some time before, if you remember, only to be chased up the hill without his purchase.

^ The royal party had not yet put in an appearance, nor were any of the King's archers visible.

.Although it cannot be proven whether or not this is the man himself, it is further believed by some that Robin had a brother called Thomas - an assertion with no documentary evidence whatsoever to support it in any of the stories, tales or ballads.^ Robin Hood cannot believe the news.

^ However, upon reaching Nottingham Castle , Kate wastes no time in informing Gisborne that Robin is amongst the imprisoned conscripts in exchange for her brother’s freedom.

^ Robin Hood series 2 continued to be a good (often outstanding) programme, and Jonas Armstrong continued to prove himself as the right man for the role.

If the Robert mentioned above was indeed Robin Hood, and if he did have a brother named Thomas, then consideration of the following reference may lend this theory a modicum of credence:
24) No. .389, f0- 78. Ascension Day, 29 H. III., Nic Meverill, with John Kantia, on the one part, and Henry de Leke.^ The fourth day and the one following this friendly bout, Little John was missing.

^ Quoth Robin Hood, snuffing the air, "Here is a fair day, Little John, and one that we can ill waste in idleness.
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Henry released to Nicholas and John 5 m. rent, which he received from Nicolas and John and Robert de Lockesly for his life from the lands of Gellery, in consideration of receiving from each of them 2M (2 marks). only, the said Henry to live at table with one of them and to receive 2M. annually from the other. T., Sampson de Leke, Magister Peter Meverill, Roger de Lockesly, John de Leke, Robert fil Umfred, Rico de Newland, Richard Meverill. (25) No. 402, p. 80 b. Thomas de Lockesly bound himself that he would not sell his lands at Leke, which Nicolas Meveril had rendered to him, under a penalty of L40 (40 pounds).
A pound was 240 silver pence, and a mark was 160 silver pence (i.e., 13 shillings and fourpence).
It is again, however, equally likely that Nicolas, John, Robert and Thomas were simply members of a family which came from the area.
.In Barnsdale Forest, Yorkshire, there is a well known as Robin Hood's Well (by the side of the Great North Road), a Little John's Well (near Hampole) and a Robin Hood's stream (in Highfields Wood at Woodlands).^ "But tell me, good Robin Hood, where is Little John?

^ Robin Hood makes Little John his right-hand man.
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^ Robin Hood and Little John fought with staves.
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.There is something of a modern movement amongst Yorkshire residents to attempt to claim the legend of Robin Hood, to the extent that South Yorkshire's new airport, on the site of the redeveloped RAF Finningley airbase near Doncaster, although ironically in the historic county of Nottinghamshire, has been given the name Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield.^ Found she there Robin Hood, .
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^ This site is about the BBC's "Robin Hood" in relation to the whole legend.

^ Robin Hood Robin Hood Series 3 Robin Hood's new lover?

.Centuries ago, a variant of "as plain as the nose on your face" was "Robin Hood in Barnesdale stood."^ Above & below: The ever grimmer faces of Robin hood and his arch enemy Guy of Gisborne.

^ Kate’s opinion of Robin Hood is somewhat different to that of your average Loxley Villager.

^ "If I mistake not," he said slowly at last, "you are that famous outlaw, Robin Hood of Barnesdale."

There have been further claims made that he is from Swannington in Leicestershire[94] or Loxley, Warwickshire.
Robin Hood Tree aka Sycamore Gap, Hadrian's Wall, UK. This location was used in the 1991 film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.
.This debate is hardly surprising, given the considerable value that the Robin Hood legend has for local tourism.^ So the Sheriff tried every manner of means to surprise Robin Hood in the forest, but always without success.

^ (Follow the link and you'll find how they are indeed related to the legend of Robin Hood).

^ The Legend that is Robin Hood has returned once more to defend his people!

.The Sheriff of Nottingham also had jurisdiction in Derbyshire that was known as the "Shire of the Deer," and this is where the Royal Forest of the Peak is found, which roughly corresponds to today's Peak District National Park.^ He obtained the King's leave forthwith to seek out the forester; and armed with the King's scroll he came before the Sheriff at Nottingham.

^ As he stands before Guy and Marian she outlines the predicament the town is in: Unless the Sheriff is found, Nottingham is destroyed.

^ The Sheriff arrested the Forester for treason--of which, poor man, he was as guiltless as you or I--and carried him to Nottingham jail.

.The Royal Forest included Bakewell, Tideswell, Castleton, Ladybower and the Derwent Valley near Loxley.^ One of the greatest of royal preserves was Sherwood and Barnesdale forests near the two towns of Nottingham and Barnesdale.

.The Sheriff of Nottingham possessed property near Loxley, amongst other places both far and wide including Hazlebadge Hall, Peveril Castle and Haddon Hall.^ He went both far and near, .
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^ For other information about the Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood movies see THIS LINK .

^ Nottingham Castle is host to a new guest; the Sheriff of Nottingham has hired Carter, a Crusader, to assassinate Robin Hood.

.Mercia, to which Nottingham belonged, came to within three miles of Sheffield City Centre.^ At last he thought of the daring soul of jolly Robin and how, as he the Sheriff knew, he often came even within the walls of Nottingham.
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^ Little John ran for full five miles till he came to where the Sheriff of Nottingham and a gay company were hunting near the forest.
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.The supposed grave of Little John can be found in Hathersage, also in the Peak District.^ Little John gravely.

^ "Now, I am right glad," said the Sheriff, when the men came up and found that Little John was not dead, "that I have not slain this man in my haste!
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^ Robin, turning to the Bishop, "for I have ever found Little John a truthful man."
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.Robin Hood himself was once thought to have been buried in the grounds of Kirklees Priory between Brighouse and Mirfield in West Yorkshire, although for the reasons given above this theory has now largely been abandoned.^ Whatever Robin Hood thought, he stood his ground, and now he and the stranger in scarlet stood face to face.
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^ "Now out upon it," quoth Robin Hood testily, "an ye make sport of me by pattering such gibberish, it will be ill for you all, I tell you.
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^ NOW IT WAS TOLD BEFORE how two hundred pounds were set upon Robin Hood's head, and how the Sheriff of Nottingham swore that he himself would seize Robin, both because he would fain have the two hundred pounds and because the slain man was a kinsman of his own.
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There is an elaborate grave there with the inscription referred to above. The story said that the Prioress was a relative of Robin's. .Robin was ill and staying at the Priory where the Prioress was supposedly caring for him.^ So said Robin, for now that his bones were sore, he felt as though a long journey would be an ill thing for him.
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^ Now Robin had done much to aid this cousin of his; for it was through King Richard's love of him that she had been made prioress of the place.
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^ But Robin laid his hand upon the Bishop's arm and stayed him.
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.However, she betrayed him, his health worsened, and he eventually died there.^ After learning that Winchester has betrayed him Robin Hood knows there is only one plan of action open to him.

.Before he died, he told Little John (or possibly another of his Merry Men) where to bury him.^ And by him stood Little John: .
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^ "Little John call I him."
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^ Little John eyed him drolly.

He shot an arrow from the Priory window, and where the arrow landed was to be the site of his grave. The grave with the inscription is within sight of the ruins of the Kirklees Priory, behind the Three Nuns pub in Mirfield, West Yorkshire. The grave can be visited on occasional organised walks, organised by Calderdale Council Tourist Information office.
.Further indications of the legend's connection with West Yorkshire (and particularly Calderdale) are noted in the fact that there are pubs called the Robin Hood in both nearby Brighouse and at Cragg Vale; higher up in the Pennines beyond Halifax, where Robin Hood Rocks can also be found.^ Men call him Robin Hood.

^ Then up spoke Robin Hood, .
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^ And he found there Robin Hood, .
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.Robin Hood Hill is near Outwood, West Yorkshire, not far from Lofthouse.^ The Robin Hood Children In Need video (captured by Yorkshire Wench and previously posted here) has been removed by YouTube.

^ Robin Hood met the Sheriff at breakfast, when his host soon spoke of what was uppermost in his heart--the purchase of the fine herd of cattle near Gamewell.

^ Now Robin Hood had not chanced to be near the scene of the fight, or with his men; so for a time he heard nothing of the happening.

.There is a village in West Yorkshire called Robin Hood, on the A61 between Leeds and Wakefield and close to Rothwell and Lofthouse.^ And he found there Robin Hood, .
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^ "A yeoman am I, and men do call me Robin Hood."
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^ Men call him Robin Hood.

.Considering these references to Robin Hood, it is not surprising that the people of both South and West Yorkshire lay some claim to Robin Hood, who, if he existed, could easily have roamed between Nottingham, Lincoln, Doncaster and right into West Yorkshire.^ Robin Hood is a hero of the people.

^ Above: Marian, dashing over the rooftops of Nottingham and into the arms of Robin Hood!

^ These are the tricks of Robin Hood!"

.A British Army Territorial (reserves) battalion formed in Nottingham in 1859 was known as the The Robin Hood Battalion through various reorganisations until the "Robin Hood" name finally disappeared in 1992. With the 1881 Childers reforms that linked regular and reserve units into regimental families, the Robin Hood Battalion became part of The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment).^ Robin Hood resources Robin Hood Series 3 (RESERVED) Sherwood Forest, Thoresby park, the Dukeries.

^ Above and below: Robin Hood's final moments in Sherwood Forest.

^ Fin and Robin Hood part as friends.

.A Neolithic causewayed enclosure on Salisbury Plain has acquired the name Robin Hood's Ball, although had Robin Hood existed it is doubtful that he would have travelled so far south.^ My name is Robin Hood."
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^ It was well for Robin Hood that that same forester's head was spinning with ale, or else he would never have taken another step.
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^ Methinks there is no one in all the world that Robin Hood would rather meet than thee."
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List of traditional ballads

Elizabethan song of Robin Hood
.Ballads are the oldest existing form of the Robin Hood legends, although none of them are recorded at the time of the first allusions to him, and many are much later.^ But Robin Hood bade him pause.

^ Robin for the first time.

^ Many a time he laid him down, .
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.They share many common features, often opening with praise of the greenwood and relying heavily on disguise as a plot device, but include a wide variation in tone and plot.^ Thus they dwelled for nearly a year, and in that time Robin Hood often turned over in his mind many means of making an even score with the Sheriff.
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^ Thus at last they came to the open glade, and the broad, wide-spreading greenwood tree which was their home for so many years.
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^ Along the highway they fell in with many other bold fellows from the countryside, going with their ruddy-cheeked lasses toward the wide-open gates of Nottingham.

[95] .The ballads below are sorted into three groups, very roughly according to date of first known free-standing copy.^ The first arrow he struck into the center ring, but the second missed its mark, and smote the black; the last arrow was tipped with luck, for it smote the very center of the clout, upon the black spot that marked it.
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^ Behind him were three Black Friars standing close together in a frightened group, like three black sheep in a tempest.
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^ Then straightway the youth told the three yeomen all that was in his heart; at first in broken words and phrases, then freely and with greater ease when he saw that all listened closely to what he said.
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.Ballads whose first recorded version appears (usually incomplete) in the Percy Folio may appear in later versions[96] and may be much older than the mid 17th century when the Folio was compiled.^ It is Guy of Gisborne as he appears in Series 3 that I personally find a much better defined character than before, and it is a great performance.

^ Maybe even a Tuck whose temptations of the appetite were not so much based on food as for the sight of a pretty ankle (as was the case in the old ballads when he first appeared).

.Any ballad may be older than the oldest copy which happens to survive, or descended from a lost older ballad.^ But more importantly than that: Alan’s previous treachery and disillusionment are what happens when leaders pursue “lost” and dubious causes, neglecting the needs of those closer to home.

.For example, the plot of Robin Hood's Death, found in the Percy Folio, is summarised in the 15th-century A Gest of Robyn Hode, and it also appears in an 18th-century version.^ Labels: bbc , death of Robin Hood Jonas Armstrong , Richard Armitage , Robin Hood , Series 3 .

^ "If one of you but budge an inch toward me, you rascals," he cried, "it shall sound the death of your master, Robin Hood!

^ Methinks I and my friend here might safely guide thee to Robin Hood, for we know where he may be found.
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[97]

Early ballads (i.e., surviving in 15th- or early 16th-century copies)

Ballads appearing in 17th-century Percy Folio

NB. The first two ballads listed here (the "Death" and "Gisborne"), although preserved in 17th century copies, are generally agreed to preserve the substance of late medieval ballads. The third (the "Curtal Friar") and the fourth (the "Butcher"), also probably have late medieval origins.[98]

Other ballads

.Some ballads, such as Erlinton, feature Robin Hood in some variants, where the folk hero appears to be added to a ballad pre-existing him and in which he does not fit very well.^ But Robin Hood bade him pause.

^ Robin Hood is a hero of the people.

^ Men call him Robin Hood.

[99] He was added to one variant of Rose Red and the White Lily, apparently on no more connection than that one hero of the other variants is named "Brown Robin."[100] Francis James Child indeed retitled Child ballad 102; though it was titled The Birth of Robin Hood, its clear lack of connection with the Robin Hood cycle (and connection with other, unrelated ballads) led him to title it Willie and Earl Richard's Daughter in his collection.[101]

Popular culture

See also

Notes

  1. ^ a b "Robin Hood: Development of a Popular Hero". From The Robin Hood Project at the University of Rochester. Retrieved 22 November 2008.
  2. ^ "Merry-man" has referred to the follower of an outlaw since at least 1386. See Online Etymology Dictionary
  3. ^ The Child Ballads 117 A Gest of Robyn Hode (c 1450) "Whan they were clothed in Lyncolne grene"
  4. ^ a b Robin Hood and the Monk. From Child's edition of the ballad, online at Sacred Texts, 119A: Robin Hood and the Monk Stanza 16:
    Then Robyn goes to Notyngham,
    Hym selfe mornyng allone,
    And Litull John to mery Scherwode,
    The pathes he knew ilkone.
  5. ^ a b Dobson & Taylor, p. 18: "On balance therefore these 15th-century references to the Robin Hood legend seem to suggest that during the later Middle Ages the outlaw hero was more closely related to Barnsdale than Sherwood."
  6. ^ "Robin Hood – Evidence for Yorkshire". Icons.org.uk. 24 October 2007. http://www.icons.org.uk/theicons/collection/robin-hood/features/rival-claims. 
  7. ^ "Robin Hood – On the move?". BBC.co.uk. 24 October 2007. http://www.bbc.co.uk/nottingham/features/2004/01/robin_hood_county.shtml. 
  8. ^ "In the footsteps of Robin Hood". Channel4.com. 24 October 2007. http://www.channel4.com/history/microsites/H/history/n-s/robin02.html. 
  9. ^ Knight, Stephen (2003). Robin Hood: A Mythic Biography. Ithica, New York: Cornell University Press. pp. 84–88. ISBN 978-0-8014-3885-1. http://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=dPtpkU1WSbcC&oi=fnd&pg=PR11&dq=Holt+%22robin+hood%22&ots=z22H0amiBc&sig=207ZIxSFMLxMtSZWV9djaXb5CYs#PPA85,M1. 
  10. ^ A Gest of Robin Hood stanzas 10–15, stanza 292 (archery) 117A: The Gest of Robyn Hode. Retrieved 15 April 2008.
  11. ^ Dobson & Taylor, p. 203. Friar Tuck is mentioned in the play fragment Robin Hood and the Sheriff dated to c. 1475.
  12. ^ Dobson & Taylor, pp. 5, 16.
  13. ^ Dobson & Taylor, pp. 14–16.
  14. ^ Dobson & Taylor, p. 34.
  15. ^ Dobson & Taylor, pp. 34–35.
  16. ^ Dobson & Taylor, pp. 33, 44, 220–223.
  17. ^ Singmam, 1998, Robin Hood; The Shaping of the Legend p. 62.
  18. ^ Dobson & Taylor, p. 41. "It was here [the May Games] that he encountered and assimilated into his own legend the jolly friar and Maid Marian, almost invariably among the performers in the 16th century morris dance." Dobson and Taylor have suggested that theories on the origin of Friar Tuck often founder on a failure to recognise that "he was the product of the fusion between two very different friars," a "bellicose outlaw," and the May Games figure.
  19. ^ a b See BBC website, accessed 19 August 2008 on the Godberd theory. The real Robin Hood.
  20. ^ Dobson & Taylor, p. ix
  21. ^ a b A number of such theories are mentioned at 1911 Britannica article on "Robin Hood" at LoveToKnow Robin Hood.
  22. ^ Robert Graves English and Scottish Ballads. London: William Heinemann, 1957; New York: Macmillan, 1957. See, in particular, Robert Graves notes to his reconstruction of Robin Hood's Death.
  23. ^ a b Holt
  24. ^ Rot. Parl. v. 16.
  25. ^ "V.396 in Schmidt's ed". Hti.umich.edu. http://www.hti.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=cme;cc=cme;view=text;idno=PPlLan;rgn=div1;node=PPlLan%3A6. Retrieved 2010-03-12. 
  26. ^ Dobson & Taylor, p. 5
  27. ^ J. R. Maddicott, "Sir Edward the First and the Lessons of Baronial Reform" in Coss and Loyd ed, Thirteenth century England:1 Proceedings of the Newcastle Upon Tyne Conference 1985, Boydell and Brewer, p. 2
  28. ^ Maurice Hugh Keen The Outlaws of Medieval England, 1987, Routledge
  29. ^ Passage quoted and commented on in Stephen Knights, Robin Hood; A Mythic Biography, Cornell University Press, 2003, p. 5
  30. ^ Luxford, Julian M. (2009). "An English chronicle entry on Robin Hood". Journal of Medieval History 35 (1): 70–76. doi:10.1016/j.jmedhist.2009.01.002. 
  31. ^ Act IV, Scene 1, line 36–7
  32. ^ The Annotated Edition of the English Poets - Early ballads (London, 1856, p. 70)
  33. ^ The Downfall of Robert Earl of Huntington, Anthony Munday, 1598
  34. ^ Wright, p. 104
  35. ^ Women from The Wright's Chaste Wife, by Adam of Cobsam at Project Gutenberg
  36. ^ Holt, p. 55.
  37. ^ The Outlaws of Medieval England Appendix 1, 1987, Routledge, ISBN 0-7102-1203-8.
  38. ^ Dobson & Taylor, p. 63, also quoting Francis Child to the same effect
  39. ^ More recently A. J. Pollard has also so refrained, and stressed the symbolical significance of the "perpetual springtime" of the ballads. 2004, Imagining Robin Hood: The Late-Medieval Stories in Historical Context, Routledge ISBN 0-415-22308-3.
  40. ^ Holt, p. 57.
  41. ^ a b Dobson & Taylor, p. 42.
  42. ^ Maurice Keen The Outlaws of Medieval England Appendix 1, 1987, Routledge, ISBN 0-7102-1203-8.
  43. ^ Holt, p. 62.
  44. ^ Dobson & Taylor, p. 33.
  45. ^ Holt, p. 73.
  46. ^ Holt, pp. 74–75.
  47. ^ Oxford Dictionary of Christian Names, EG Withycombe, 1950.
  48. ^ Dobson & Taylor, introduction pages 11–12.
  49. ^ Dobson & Taylor, introduction page 13, criticising Joseph Hunter's "quite remarkable belief in the historical accuracy of the Gest."
  50. ^ D. Crook English Historical Review XCIX (1984) pp. 530–34; discussed in Dobson & Taylor, pp. xxi–xxii.
  51. ^ Dobson & Taylor, pp. xxi–xxii.
  52. ^ Dobson & Taylor, p. 12, 39n, and chapter on place-names.
  53. ^ Joseph Hunter, The Great Hero of the Ancient Minstrelsy of England: Robin Hood, his period, real character etc, Investigated and perhaps Ascertained, JR Smith, 1852. Quoted in the Gentlemans Magazine "The Discovery of the Veritable Robin Hood" 1854 p. 160f. Online at Google digitized books.
  54. ^ a b Dobson & Taylor, introduction.
  55. ^ Holt, pp. 75–76, summarised in Dobson & Taylor, p. xvii.
  56. ^ J. R. Maddicott, "Edward the First and the Lessons of Baronial Reform" in Coss and Loyd ed, Thirteenth century England:1 Proceedings of the Newcastle Upon Tyne Conference 1985, Boydell and Brewer, p. 2.
  57. ^ Crook, David "The Sheriff of Nottingham and Robin Hood: The Genesis of the Legend?" In Peter R. Coss, S. D. Lloyd, ed Thirteenth Century England University of Newcastle — 1999.
  58. ^ Dobson & Taylor, p. xvii.
  59. ^ ""Robin Hood and the Monk"". Lib.rochester.edu. http://www.lib.rochester.edu/camelot/teams/monk.htm. Retrieved 2010-03-12. 
  60. ^ Introduction accompanying Knight and Ohlgren's 1997 ed.
  61. ^ Ohlgren, Thomas, Robin Hood: The Early Poems, 1465–1560, (Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2007), "From Script to Print: Robin Hood and the Early Printers," pp. 97–134
  62. ^ ""Robin Hood and the Potter"". Lib.rochester.edu. http://www.lib.rochester.edu/camelot/teams/potter.htm. Retrieved 2010-03-12. 
  63. ^ "''Robyn Hod and the Shryff off Notyngham''". Lib.rochester.edu. http://www.lib.rochester.edu/camelot/teams/sheri.htm. Retrieved 2010-03-12. 
  64. ^ Singman, Jeffrey L Robin Hood: The Shaping of the Legend Published 1998, Greenwood Publishing Group, p. 51 ISBN 0-313-30101-8
  65. ^ Holt, p. 11
  66. ^ Child Ballads 117A:210, ie A Gest of Robyn Hode stanza 210
  67. ^ 117A: The Gest of Robyn Hode stanzas 13–14 A Gest of Robyn Hode
  68. ^ Holt, p. 36
  69. ^ Holt, pp. 37–38
  70. ^ Holt, p. 10
  71. ^ Singman, Jeffrey L Robin Hood: The Shaping of the Legend Published 1998, Greenwood Publishing Group, p. 46, and first chapter as a whole. ISBN 0-313-30101-8
  72. ^ a b Jeffrey Richards, Swordsmen of the Screen: From Douglas Fairbanks to Michael York, p. 190, Routledge & Kegan Paul, Lond, Henly and Boston, 1988
  73. ^ a b c Allen W. Wright, "A Beginner's Guide to Robin Hood"
  74. ^ Holt, p. 159
  75. ^ a b Hutton, 1997, pp. 270–1
  76. ^ Hutton, 1996, p. 32
  77. ^ Hutton, 1996, p. 31
  78. ^ Holt, pp. 148–9
  79. ^ a b Holt, p. 165
  80. ^ Holt, p. 37
  81. ^ a b Holt, p. 170
  82. ^ The Times (London), July 11, 1999
  83. ^ Holt, p. 184
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  85. ^ "Keats' "Robin Hood. To a friend"". Lib.rochester.edu. http://www.lib.rochester.edu/camelot/rh/keats.htm. Retrieved 2010-03-12. 
  86. ^ "Tennyson's "The Foresters"". Lib.rochester.edu. http://www.lib.rochester.edu/CAMELOT/rh/forest.htm. Retrieved 2010-03-12. 
  87. ^ W.R. Irwin, The Game of the Impossible, p. 151, University of Illinois Press, Urbana Chicago London, 1976
  88. ^ Egan, Pierce the Younger (1846). Robin Hood and Little John or The Merry Men of Sherwood Forest. Pub. George Peirce. London.
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  92. ^ Edwinstowe Parish Council. "Edwinstowe". http://www.edwinstowe.co.uk/robin_hood/index.htm. Retrieved 2009-08-02. 
  93. ^ Holt, p. 83
  94. ^ "Big It Up Bulletin-May issue". .le.ac.uk. 2007-04-29. http://www2.le.ac.uk/ebulletin/news/2000-2009/2007/05/nparticle.2007-05-22.0457154226/?searchterm=bloor. Retrieved 2010-03-12. 
  95. ^ Holt, pp. 34–35
  96. ^ Dobson and Taylor, Appendix 1
  97. ^ Dobson and Taylor, p. 133
  98. ^ Dobson & Taylor, see introduction to each individual ballad.
  99. ^ Child, v. 1, p. 178
  100. ^ Child, v. 2, p. 416
  101. ^ Child, v. 2, p. 412

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    ^ Robin Hood enjoys hearing the dream, allowing himself to forget for a while his duties as the Outlaw Leader of Legend.

    ^ Guy informs the Messenger that Robin Hood is now dead, and offers Robin’s outlaw pendant as proof.

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    ^ "The best man in the greenwood, next to Robin Hood himself--Little John, Reynold Greenleaf!"

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    ^ The most popular guest character in episodes 1 - 8 of Robin hood series 2 were: 1.

    ^ When I visit Sherwood Forest I see children from all manner of cultural and religious backgrounds buying their souvenir Robin Hood bows, arrows and hats.

    D.S. Brewer. ISBN 0-85991-564-6.
     
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    ^ This site is about the BBC's "Robin Hood" in relation to the whole legend.

    ^ As opposed to being the symbol of what Robin Hood's cause should be about (remember "rob from the rich and give to the poor"?

    Linney. .ISBN 0-900525-16-9. 
  • Hilton, R.H., The Origins of Robin Hood, Past and Present, No.^ So Marian gave orders to a herald, and presently Robin Hood and his little party entered the room.

    ^ Methinks there is no one in all the world that Robin Hood would rather meet than thee."
    • Robin Hood 28 January 2010 0:45 UTC tweakabook.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "Forester, whether or no you be a King's man, know that I seek one Robin Hood, an outlaw, to whom I bring amnesty from the Queen.

    14. (Nov., 1958), pp. 30–44. Available online at JSTOR.
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  • Knight, Stephen T. (1994). .Robin Hood: A Complete Study of the English Outlaw.^ But once into the forest, Robin Hood and his outlaws intercept the coffin as it is being burned.

    ^ Robin Hood enjoys hearing the dream, allowing himself to forget for a while his duties as the Outlaw Leader of Legend.

    ^ Guy informs the Messenger that Robin Hood is now dead, and offers Robin’s outlaw pendant as proof.

    Blackwell Publishers. ISBN 0-631-19486-X.
     
  • Knight, Stephen T. (2005). Robin Hood: A Mythic Biography. Four Courts Press. ISBN 1-85182-931-8. 
  • Phillips, Helen (2003). .Robin Hood: Medieval and Post-medieval.^ The Robin Hood Children In Need video (captured by Yorkshire Wench and previously posted here) has been removed by YouTube.

    ^ The show included some great innovations, such as the Night Watchman, and a contemporary "post-brit pop" Robin Hood.

    Cornell University Press. ISBN 0-8014-3885-3.
     
  • Pollard, A. J. (2004). .Imagining Robin Hood: The Late Medieval Stories in Historical Context.^ Yes, I know, the concept of Robin Hood having a different love than Marian remains a tricky one if not down right wrong historically.

    ^ Much as I admire the work of Jonas, Lucy, and Harry, the story of Robin Hood has been around for centuries before them, and will doubtless be around for centuries to come.

    ^ The Story: Robin Hood and Guy of Gisborne are riding side by side through the forest, heading for the Outlaw’s camp, and arguing about their respective parents.

    Routledge, an imprint of Taylor & Francis Books Ltd. ISBN 0-415-22308-3.
     
  • Potter, Lewis (1998). .Playing Robin Hood: The Legend as Performance in Five Centuries.^ The Legend that is Robin Hood has returned once more to defend his people!

    ^ This site is about the BBC's "Robin Hood" in relation to the whole legend.

    ^ Robin Hood enjoys hearing the dream, allowing himself to forget for a while his duties as the Outlaw Leader of Legend.

    University of Delaware Press. ISBN 0874136636.
     
  • Pringle, Patrick (1991). .Stand and Deliver: Highway Men from Robin Hood to Dick Turpin.^ Furthermore, Thornton’s violent conduct towards his men, makes Robin Hood decide he has to be got rid of.

    ^ But now Robin Hood gathered his men together, and, with Allan and his young bride in their midst, they all turned their footsteps toward the woodlands.
    • Robin Hood 28 January 2010 0:45 UTC tweakabook.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Robin Hood, and all your men from this day henceforth will serve the King!"

    Dorset Press. ISBN 0-88029-698-4.
     
  • Ritson, Joseph (1832). .Robin Hood: A Collection of All the Ancient Poems, Songs, and Ballads, Now Extant Relative to That Celebrated English Outlaw: To Which are Prefixed Historical Anecdotes of His Life.^ "Now out upon it," quoth Robin Hood testily, "an ye make sport of me by pattering such gibberish, it will be ill for you all, I tell you.
    • Robin Hood 28 January 2010 0:45 UTC tweakabook.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Then all arose and the King beckoned Robin Hood to come to him.
    • Robin Hood 28 January 2010 0:45 UTC tweakabook.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But once into the forest, Robin Hood and his outlaws intercept the coffin as it is being burned.

    William Pickering. ISBN 1-4212-6209-6.
     
  • Rutherford-Moore, Richard (1999). .The Legend of Robin Hood.^ This site is about the BBC's "Robin Hood" in relation to the whole legend.

    ^ Robin Hood and Marian , a legend never dies.

    ^ Henry believes Robin will not shoot to kill, but tonight this was the Robin Hood of legend, and one deadly arrow finds its mark in his chest.

    Capall Bann Publishing. ISBN 1-86163-069-7.
     
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    ^ You can find earlier versions of Robin Hood and his Outlaws on this link.

    ^ "If I mistake not," he said slowly at last, "you are that famous outlaw, Robin Hood of Barnesdale."

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Quotes

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^ Robin Hood series 3, filming in progress.

^ Robin Hood is being filmed in Glasgow.

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.Robin Hood is a 1973 Disney animated movie that portrays the famous Robin Hood legend as told in the animal kingdom.^ Robin Hood statue, most famous Robin Hood statue.

^ Some possibilities are Robin Hood (1922), a silent film starring Douglas Fairbanks, The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), an action-adventure with Errol Flynn, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) starring Kevin Costner, or an animated version such as Disneys Robin Hood .
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^ There have been versions and/or mentions of Robin Hood told by prominent authors such as Sir Walter Scott, John Keats, and Howard Pyle.
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.With a dashing fox as the outlaw hero and a cowardly lion as the evil prince, this movie features many different animals in its casting of the old tale of robbing from the rich to give to the poor.^ "Has he ever taken from the rich that he did not give again to the poor?

^ I steal form the poor and give to the rich!"
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^ Robin robs from the cosmic rich to give to the astral poor.
  • It's Russell Hood! Robin Crowe! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 21 January 2010 2:41 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Directed by Wolfgang Reitherman. Written by Larry Clemmons and Ken Anderson
What really happened… Taglines

Contents

Robin Hood

  • Rob? [clicks tongue] That's a naughty word; we never rob! .We just simply borrow a bit from those who can afford it.
  • [As Gypsy woman] From the mists of time, come forth spirits.^ "Come, come, my good woman," said the soldier, who really was afraid of her curses.

    ^ There was, I think, some justice in the fact that the woman who killed him was the woman he'd first wronged, even though his intentions had been good at the time.

    ^ "You are come in good time, for we were just preparing to sit down to meat."

    Yoo-hoo!
  • Marry her? .You don't just walk up to a girl, hand her a bouquet and say, "Hey, remember me?^ I have waited for you”, she says, taking his hand.

    ^ Next thing you know, you'll be saying that "Strange Brew" is just like "Hamlet".
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    ^ It was completely unexpected, and i know Marian was protecting the king but how thick do you have to be to say to the man who loves you that you love his enemy while he has got a sword in his hand!!!
    • robin hood 2007: Lucy Griffiths tribute: Marian R.I.P. 21 January 2010 2:41 UTC robinhood2007.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

    We were kids together. Will you marry me?"
  • Faint hearts never won fair ladies.
  • This will be my greatest performance.
  • This disguise would fool my own mother!
  • Marian, my darling, I love you more than life itself.
  • [As Nutsy] Jeosephat, Trigger, put that peashooter down!

Little John

  • Ah, come one, Robby. Climb the castle walls. Sweep her off her feet. Carry her off in style.
  • Cool it, lover boy. .Your heart's runnin' away with your head.
  • [As Sir Reginald] Don't stick your tongue out at me, kid.
  • [As Sir Reginald] You heard His Mightiness.^ You told with your own tongue, .
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    ^ "See that you keep a civil tongue in your head."

    ^ I recognize the comedic value to your post but if there is supposed to be any substance to it you failed miserably, stick to comedy not hack brain theories.
    • Brian Lynch: 30 ROCK is a rip-off of THE MUPPET SHOW! 26 January 2010 1:48 UTC bloglynch.blogspot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Move it, Creepy. Get lost! Be gone, Long One.
  • Hey! .Who's drivin' this flyin' umbrella?
  • [Singing] While bonny good / King Richard leads / The great crusade he's on, / We'll all have to / Slave away for that / Good-for-nothing John.
  • [Singing] Too late to be known / As John the first, / He's sure to be known / As John the worst!^ The knyght stert out of the dore, Awaye was all his care, And on he put his good clothynge, The other he lefte there.

    ^ "So be it, good master," quoth Little John, "yet all the disguise that I wish is a good suit of scarlet instead of this of Lincoln green.
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    ^ But even our great King Richard may yield to the holy Pope without shame, and even take a tap from him by way of penance; therefore I will yield myself to this holy friar, who seemeth to be one in authority, and will take my punishment from him."
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    / .A pox on the phony king of England!
  • [Singing] But while there is / A merry man / In Robin's wily pack / We'll find a way / To make him pay / And steal our money back!^ There is no merchant in Merry England .
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    ^ The King is suppose to return to england and Marian should be there with Robin.
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    ^ Robin again; "for there's a way to make folks obey!"

    / A minute before he knows we're there, / Ol Rob'll snatch his underwear.

Prince John

  • Forgive me a cruel chuckle.
  • Mother! .Mother always did like Richard best.
  • [Repeated line] Stop hissing in my ear!
  • I've got a dirty thumb.
  • [Repeated line] Kill him!^ But, as for King Richard, I tell thee, brother, there is not a man of us all but would pour out our blood like water for him.
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    ^ All my life, I’ve been screwing up like today.
    • "The Cookie Monster" by Vernor Vinge 6 February 2010 10:55 UTC www.analogsf.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Then said Little John, To Much he did say, "I dare lay my life on the line, These monks have brought our pay.
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    Kill him!
  • [Repeated line} Hiss! .You're never around when I need you!
  • Hiss, with you around, who needs a court jester?
  • I sentence you to sudden, instant, and even immediate death!
  • Don't hurt me!^ Please OBAMA, if you're president, ALSO RAISE THE CAPITAL GAINS TAX. This way I'll never invest, and I can sit on the bottom of the social hierarchy.
    • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Obama’s tax plan: Robin Hood Approach « - Blogs from CNN.com 21 January 2010 2:41 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Have you ever played a game with someone who got very upset about losing, sometimes even pouting, crying, or throwing a tantrum because they lost?
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    ^ "The arrangement that you're talking about, I never knew it took place."
    • The Geste of Robin Hood 28 January 2010 0:45 UTC web.ics.purdue.edu [Source type: Original source]

    .No, no, don't hurt me!
  • Well, they'll be singing a different tune.^ I think it's fair to say that at this point, it makes no difference to BBC what they do about Marian.
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    ^ They know that the King's return may well make them free men, but they'll still be poor.

    ^ I think they'll realize they've already made out well over the past 20 years.
    • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Obama’s tax plan: Robin Hood Approach « - Blogs from CNN.com 21 January 2010 2:41 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: General]

    Double the taxes! Triple the taxes! .Squeeze every last drop out of those insolent, musical peasants.
  • [Talking in his sleep] Robin Hood?^ Robin Hood theme music.

    ^ "And every year from Robin Hood .
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    ^ Robin Hood fires his last arrow.

    I'll get even! .I'll get-
  • [Talking in his sleep] It's Robin Hood I-I want.
  • Guards, guards!^ The only Robin Hood feature film I want to see by smackfu .
    • It's Russell Hood! Robin Crowe! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 21 January 2010 2:41 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ (Follow the link and you'll find how they are indeed related to the legend of Robin Hood).

    ^ In November, 2006, a poll on my Robin Hood blog ( series 1 ), showed that a massive 98% of Hoodies wanted to see Friar Tuck brought into the show.

    To the jail! [He notices he is standing in front of the jail] Rhinos! Halt! Stop! Desist!
  • [Chasing Sir Hiss into the burning castle] You cowardly cobra! You procrastinating python! You aggravating asp! Ooh, you eel in snake's clothing!

Alan-A-Dale

.
  • You know, there's been a heap of legends and tall tales about Robin Hood.^ Do you have a Robin Hood blog or website?

    ^ This site is about the BBC's "Robin Hood" in relation to the whole legend.

    ^ "God save you,Robin Hood, .
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    All different too. Well, we folks of the animal kingdom have our own version. .It's the story of what really happened in Sherwood Forest.
  • Oh, incidentally, I'm Alan-A-Dale, a minstrel.^ In reality Guy of Gisborne was just a small incidental sentence or two in the life of Robin Hood, a stranger Robin encountered one day in the depths of Sherwood Forest and dressed from head to toe in animal hide.

    ^ This story takes place in Sherwood Forest, in the county of Nottinghamshire, England, the hub of medieval life.
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    ^ Labels: Alan Hale , film review , John Derek , robin hood , Rogues of Sherwood Forest .

    .That's an early day folk singer.^ This technique was very effective in its day, and expertly handled by the American folk singer Elton Hayes.

    My job is to tell it like it is, or was, or whatever.
  • [Singing] Robin Hood and Little John / Walkin' through the forest / Laughin' back 'n' forth / At what the other'un has to say / Reminiscin' this 'n' that / And havin' such a good time / Ooh-de-lally, Ooh-de-lally, / Golly what a day.
  • Here comes ol' bad news himself -- the honorable Sheriff of Nottingham.
  • [Singing] Every town / Has its ups and downs / Sometimes ups / Outnumber the downs / But not in Nottingham.
  • [Singing] I'm inclined to believe/ If we weren't so down/ We'd up and leave/ We'd up and fly/ If we had wings for flying.

Sir Hiss

  • [After he and Prince John are left in the mud] I knew it. I knew it. I knew this would happen. .I tried to warn you, but no, no, no.^ He beareth you no ill will for what hath passed, but let it be a warning to you how ye treat strangers henceforth.
    • Robin Hood 28 January 2010 0:45 UTC tweakabook.com [Source type: Original source]

    .You never listen, and now...
  • Ah-ah-ah!^ "Look you now," quoth he, "never let me hear you say again that I am no patient man.
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    Seven years bad... .[Prince John smashes a hand mirror over Hiss] luck.^ Apparently Prince John is obsessed with Scrofula, on account of the fact that people who have the divine right to rule, can simply cure it by a laying on of hands.

    ^ Opponents: Robin fought his biggest duel against Basil Rathbone, playing Prince John's evil right-hand-man.
    • Robin Hood vs. Zorro @ WWWF Grudge Match 28 January 2010 0:45 UTC www.grudge-match.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Instead of money the Sheriff hands them Gisborne, leaving him to explain to Prince John what happened, and knowing it will probably result in Gisborne’s death.

    .That's what it is.
  • [After being stuffed into a barrel full of ale] Please!^ Prince John rides into Loxley with a wagon full of water barrels.

    Please! .I don't drink!
  • I tried to tell you, but no, no, no, you wouldn't listen.^ "Faith, _I_ saw no need o' telling you!

    ^ "That can no man on earth, I fear," said the stranger; "nathless, I'll tell you the tale.

    ^ "I have a story to tell you all, so listen to what I have to say," quoth he; whereupon, without more ado, he told them all about Sir Richard, and how his lands were in pawn.
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    Your traps just never work. .And now look what you've done to your mother's castle.
  • Help!^ And you conclude by writing that Obama was 'chastising' executives for 'looking out for themselves rather than helping the middle class.'
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    ^ "But if I am to help you catch him, what is your plan?"

    ^ Then said that gentle knight, To all his men said he, "Now put on your simple clothes That you brought from the sea."
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    He's gone stark raving MAAAD!

Lady Kluck

.
  • As your lady in waiting, I'm waiting.
  • [Seeing the other children outside the gate] Oh, Marian, don't look around, but I do believe we're surrounded.^ Marian also sees John amongst a group of other prisoners, and tries to speak to the Sheriff of Nottingham and Guy about the unfair nature of the taxes.

    ^ Whilst the BBC were circulating rather specific details of the script well in advance, and others claim the glory on YouTube, I prefer to “wait and see“.

    ^ We’ve waited since the series began to see Harry Lloyd have a chance to do something other than strike a pose.

    Oh mercy!
  • [As Prince John] Oh! Ouch! That's not fair! Oh, Mommy!
  • Yee-hee! .Love conquers all!
  • [To Marian] Run for it, Lassie!^ Allan then tells Robin Hood that Marian is with the Sheriff and Guy on route to Plymouth, so all go in pursuit as Robin cries out "I'm coming my love"...

    ^ All of Marian's problems in Series 2 came not only from the Beast she thought she could control, but from the man she loved.

    ^ Seeing how upset she is, her mother tells all about the locket, at which point the “feisty village girl” (I love her), runs to join the rest of the outlaws.

    This is no place for a lady! .[She jumps into the fight]
  • Come on Johnny!^ Zorro, however, had been carving his "Z" into people's hind quarters since day uno, so if it comes down to toughness, Zorro would win this fight.
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    Go, Laddie, go!

Sheriff of Nottingham

  • [After stealing the coins hidden in Otto's leg-cast] Oh, what they won't think of next.
  • [After stealing from a blind beggar] Well, so far it's been a cheerful morning!
  • [To Friar Tuck] You're under arrest for high treason to the crown!
  • Nutsy, how can I get any sleep with you yellin "all's well" all the time?
  • For the last time, Trigger, no more false alarms!

Skippy

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  • [On his seventh birthday] Gosh, I'm seven years old!^ Mom and Dad had built her that tree house when she was seven years old.
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    Going on eight!
  • Death to tyrants!
  • A kiss? Oh, that's sissy stuff!
  • [After being freed from jail] I'm ready. Where's the bad guys?

Tagalong

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  • Yes, mind your mattles.
  • Goodbye Mis'er Robin Hood!^ My name is Robin Hood."
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    ^ "Now out upon it," quoth Robin Hood testily, "an ye make sport of me by pattering such gibberish, it will be ill for you all, I tell you.
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    ^ "Yea," quoth Robin Hood, to whom she spake, "I will do my best for thy sake, and, if I fail, I make my vow never to finger bowstring more."
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    Come again, on my bir'day!
  • My mama gots a lotta kids.

Friar Tuck

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  • [Tastes the stew Robin burnt and coughs] Well done, ain't it?
  • You want taxes?^ "Spend it well," said Robin, "You gentle knight so free.
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    ^ Then spoke up a proud forester That stood by the king's knee, "If you want to see good Robin, You must come with me.
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    ^ (Wouldn’t you have thought Robin Hood would want to see Guy lose his head?

    I'll give you taxes!
  • Praise the Lord, and pass the tax rebate!

Other

  • Sis: [About Robin] Oh, he's so handsome... just like his reward posters.
  • .
  • Toby: I'm scared of Prince John.^ Robin Hood: Spotlight on Toby Stephens as Prince John.

    .He's cranky.
  • Maid Marian: [To a disguised Robin] Well, thank you, my thin-legged archer.^ Labels: Maid Marian , robin hood .

    ^ Thank you for this lovely take on Lucy Griffiths's Marian, Robin.
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    ^ For example, have you seen where the real Maid Marian lived ?

    .I wish you luck, with all my heart.
  • Sexton: Give it to him, give it to him!^ I wish him the best of luck with this plan.
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    ^ "I give it to him with my charter, .
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    ^ "'And all the wealth that is mine own, My lands, I give to thee, For never knight hath lady shown Such noble courtesy.
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    Give it to him, Friar!
  • Trigger: Wait a minute! Jail break! Jail break! I heard it -- I heard it, Sheriff! .The door, the door!
  • King Richard: Oh, Friar Tuck.^ Tempted no doubt by a steady diet of the King's venison and stolen wines, Friar Tuck agreed.

    ^ Both Ronnie Barker as Friar Tuck and Denholm Elliott as Will Scarlett are excellent in their roles, avoiding the caricatures of previous Hollywood versions, whilst Richard Harris' portrayal of King Richard as a mad Crusading tyrant was a "first" in the genre.

    It appears that I now have an outlaw for an in-law.

Dialogue

.Little John: You know something, Robin?^ "What say you to the total, Little John?"

^ Little John said, "Robin Hood."
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^ Of Little John you will think."
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.You're taking too many chances.^ (Take away Alan Rickman and Bryan Adams from "Prince of Thieves" and you're left with very little).

^ Well apparently you’re the leader Tuck”, says Allen, and with no argument from anyone else, Tuck commences to take charge.

.Robin Hood: Chances?^ The story: In Sherwood Forest (which seems to have undergone a change in season since last week), Robin Hood makes a chance encounter with Guy of Gisborne.

^ Now Robin Hood had not chanced to be near the scene of the fight, or with his men; so for a time he heard nothing of the happening.

^ Once back inside, Robin Hood gives Guy of Gisborne the chance to leave should he so desire.

You must be joking! .That was just a bit of a lark, Little John.^ "I'll just send one more little message of regret to the Sheriff," said Little John, "before I join Will."

^ I am called Little John; and this is a new member who has just joined us, a stout tanner named Arthur a Bland.
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^ But, when one considers how much screen time other Little John's were allotted, just how many had the emotional impact Gordon Kennedy had in that one episode?

Little John: Oh, yeah? Take a look at your hat. That's not a candle on a cake.
.Robin Hood: [Sees the arrow in his hat] Hello!^ Robin Hood fires his last arrow.

^ Robin Hood fires an arrow through an alignement in the mystical stone circle, to locate the whereabouts of hidden treasure.

^ The only Robin Hood feature film I want to see by smackfu .
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This one almost had my name on it, didn't it? .They're getting better, you know.^ Yes I'm still very critical of the BBC's decision to omit the famous encounter on the bridge, (and if you're reading this BBC, which I know you do, it's not too late to work that scene back in!

^ I don't know anyone better than you To search a monk's trunk.
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^ You may know that the gates are fast locked, for this morning, to all who would come in, although they let any pass out who will."

.You've got to admit it: they are getting better.^ I must admit i;ve always found marian and guy's relationship strange, they seem such an odd couple wanting different things.
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^ "I told you, they’ve got web access embargoed.
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^ I hope they keep getting well thought out letters from people like you so they know the EXTREME dissatisfaction of the fans.
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.Little John: Yeah, the next time that sheriff will probably have a rope around our necks!^ Little John, it is thy turn next."
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^ The sheriff rode, and Little John .
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^ Now is Little John the sheriff's man; .
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[imitates choking] Pretty hard to laugh hanging there, Rob.
Robin Hood: Ha! .The sheriff and his whole posse couldn't lift you off the ground.^ "Ere I stay here another night," said the sheriff, "Robin, I beg you, Cut off my head instead tomorrow And I will forgive you.
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.Little John: You know somethin', Robin.^ "What say you to the total, Little John?"

^ Little John said, "Robin Hood."
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^ Of Little John you will think."
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.I was just wonderin'. Are we good guys or bad guys?^ And so it was that Guy eventually became Sir Guy, a bad knight to counterbalance Robin of Loxley's good.

.You know, I mean, uh...our robbin' the rich to feed the poor.^ Til you know our king's will, .
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^ "I bring a kind message to him from our Queen, therefore an ye know where he is to be found, I pray you to guide me thither."
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^ Who does not know of your cruelty to the poor and ignorant--you who should use your great office to aid them, instead of oppress?

.Robin Hood: Rob?^ Will Scatlock lacked Robin Hood's later noble principles about robbing the rich to feed the poor; he simply wanted revenge.

[clicks tongue] That's a naughty word. We never rob. .We just sort of borrow a bit from those who can afford it.^ Robin Hood and the English long bow are inseparable, and I do now agree with those critics who say the BBC was just trying to be politically correct.

Little John: Borrow? Boy, are we in debt.

.Prince John: Taxes!^ Guess that makes Bush's tax policies the "Prince John" tax plan.
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Ha-ha-ha! Taxes! Beautiful, lovely taxes! Ah-hah! Ah-hah!
Sir Hiss: S-Sire, you have an absolute skill for encouraging contributions from the poor.
.Prince John: To coin a phrase, my dear counselor, "rob the poor to feed the rich!"^ As opposed to being the symbol of what Robin Hood's cause should be about (remember "rob from the rich and give to the poor"?

^ Will Scatlock lacked Robin Hood's later noble principles about robbing the rich to feed the poor; he simply wanted revenge.

^ From John he extracts a promise to carry on his work; to "rob from the rich, and give to the poor".


.Sir Hiss: How well King Richard's crown sit on your noble brow.^ Then spoke the comely king To Sir Richard at the Lea.
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^ "Now, well met, Sir Richard of the Lea," cried he, "for rather than any other man in England would I see thy good face this day!"
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^ Great changes had fallen in this time; for King Henry had died and King Richard had come to the crown that fitted him so well through many hard trials, and through adventures as stirring as any that ever befell Robin Hood.
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Prince John: Doesn't it? Ah! King Richard? .[wrings Hiss' neck] I told you never to mention my brother's name!^ But you have not yet told me your name."

^ "Now," quoth Robin, "by the faith of my heart, never have I had a coward's name in all my life before.
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^ "You shall swear me an oath," said Robin, "On my bright sword, You will never wait to waylay me By land nor by water.
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.Sir Hiss: A mere slip of the forked tongue, Your Majesty.^ Then up spake Sir Hubert of gingham, laughing: "If Your Majesty hath such a desire upon you it is not so hard to satisfy.
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[Prince John is sucking his thumb]
.Sir Hiss: If you don't mind my saying, you see, you have a very loud thumb.^ "Sir abbot and ye men of lawe, Now have I holde my daye; Now shall I have my londe agayne, For ought that you can saye."

^ But tarry ye, my merry men all, here in the greenwood; only see that ye mind well my call.
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^ "Stand and deliver, I say, or I'll dust your shirt for you; and if that will not teach you manners, then we'll see what a broad arrow can do with a beggar's skin!"

.[Starts to hypnotize him] Hypnosisss can cure you of your psssychosssis...^ "But if I am to help you catch him, what is your plan?"

^ "My master expects you to dine with him, to-day," quoth he, "and indeed has been fasting while awaiting your coming, these three hours."

^ Had ye slain him it would have been an ill day for you, for Robin Hood would have harried your town as the kestrel harries the dovecote.
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ssso eeeeeasssy...

.Prince John: One more hiss out of you...uhm...Hiss.^ But Little John's tongue was ever one that was not easy of guidance, so that, inch by inch, the whole story of his fight with the Tanner and Robin's fight with Will Scarlet leaked out.
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^ Begin to complete Little John Character Sketch and continue it as you learn more about him in future chapters.
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^ "Now by Saint Dunstan," cried Little John, springing to his feet, "more than one of you shall rue it an you lay finger upon me."
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And you are WALKING to Nottingham.
.Sir Hiss: [To himself] Snakes don't walk, they slither.^ "And hey," called Graham as they walked out, "don’t take all day, Ellen.
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Hmph. So there.

.Robin Hood: [He and Little John are dressed as Gypsy women] Ooh-de-lally!^ "But tell me, good Robin Hood, where is Little John?

^ Robin Hood makes Little John his right-hand man.
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^ Little John said, "Robin Hood."
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Ooh-de-lally! Fortune tellers!
Little John: Fortunes forecast! Lucky charms!
.Robin Hood: Catch the dope with your horoscope!^ The sheriff failed to catch Robin Hood, .
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^ "And every year, Robin Hood Will give you twenty marks for your fee."
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^ Had ye slain him it would have been an ill day for you, for Robin Hood would have harried your town as the kestrel harries the dovecote.
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Sir Hiss: Sire! Sire! They may be bandits.
Prince John: Oh, poppycock. Female bandits? What next? Rubbish.

Prince John: Robbed! I've been robbed! Hiss! .You're never around when I need you!^ Please OBAMA, if you're president, ALSO RAISE THE CAPITAL GAINS TAX. This way I'll never invest, and I can sit on the bottom of the social hierarchy.
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^ "The arrangement that you're talking about, I never knew it took place."
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^ Below: Late at night when you're sleepin' the Night Watchman comes a'creepin' around...

I've been robbed.
Sir Hiss: Of course you've been robbed!

.Sir Hiss: I told you.^ "I have a story to tell you all, so listen to what I have to say," quoth he; whereupon, without more ado, he told them all about Sir Richard, and how his lands were in pawn.
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^ But of this adventure you shall be told in the next tale; for I have already shown you how Sir Richard of the Lea repaid his debt, with interest.

I told you, but you didn't...
[Prince John raises a mirror in anger]
Sir Hiss: Ah, ah,ah!! Seven years bad... [the mirror crashes down over his head] luck. That's what that is. Besides... you've broke your mother's mirror.
Prince John: [gasps] Oh, mommy! .[begins sucking his thumb, only to realize there's mud on it] I've got a dirty thumb.^ But if there are going to play the Titanic thing (he dies many years later and find his true love only in death) that would SUCK!!!
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^ In fact there is really only one Robin Hood film which gives Alan a high profile, and that is Walt Disney's Story of Robin Hood .


.Friar Tuck: Why see here, you, you evil flint-hearted, no-good...^ You can see it HERE .

^ Stay you here and see them if you must."

^ Are you sure that's not Friar Tuck?
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.Sheriff of Nottingham: Now, now, now, now.^ She confesses to Robin that she is a trained assassin, now working for the Sheriff of Nottingham with the express purpose of killing him.

^ But his eye has long since left the ball, and now the victims of the Sheriff of Nottingham's corruption are falling in ever greater numbers.

^ And now I will tell how the Sheriff of Nottingham three times sought to take Robin Hood, and how he failed each time.
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Save your sermon, preacher. It ain't Sunday, you know.

.Skippy: You gotta take the oath.^ I take oath that Prince John and all his armies shall not harm you!"

Toby: The oath?
.Tagalong: Put you hand on you heart and cross you eyes.^ Shake hands with me, an you will, and promise me to cross a staff with me in friendly bout some day in the forest!"

Skippy: Spider, snakes, and a lizard's head.
Toby: [Repeats] Spider, snakes, and a lizard's head.
Skippy: If I tattletale, I'll die till I'm dead.
Toby: [Repeats] If I tattletale, I'll die till I'm dead.

[After "killing" Lady Kluck in their game]
Skippy: [Whispering] Did I hurt you, huh?
Lady Kluck: [Whispering] No. .This is the part where you drag your lady fair back to Sherwood Forest.^ Once more I promise thee mine aid, and will do all I can to send thee back in safety to Sherwood Forest.
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^ "I'll hold the best of you twenty marks," quoth bold Robin, "that I hit the clout at threescore rods, by the good help of Our Lady fair."
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^ If you're already retired, I'm guessing you just send your check back every month, right?
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Skippy: Oh. .[To Marian] Come on Lady Fair!^ He knew that Marian had gone to the Fair, but felt that she would hardly come to grief.

Let's go!
.Maid Marian: Oh, Robin!^ Lucy Griffiths as Maid Marian won the "Favourite Character in Robin Hood 2006", leading Jonas Armstrong by just one vote.

^ For more pictures of Maid Marian and her costumes visit here , here , and the Robin hood pictures website .

^ Bernadette O'Farrell (top pictures) played the part of Maid Marian for the first two seasons of 1950's television's the Adventures of Robin Hood .

You're so brave and impetuous. Oh, so, this is Sherwood Forest?
Skippy: Yeah, I guess so. So, now what are we gonna do?
.Maid Marian: Well, the hero always gives his fair lady a kiss.^ And the Queen kissed fair Mistress Dale upon the cheek, and bade her remain in the palace with her ladies while she was in the city.

^ Patricia Driscoll would go on to make appearances in 1960's programmes such as Danger Man, but she will always be remembered for her role as Maid Marian.

^ She had but two maids with her, finikin lasses, with black eyes and broad bosoms, who set off their lady's more delicate beauty well.

Skippy: A kiss? Aw, that's sissy stuff.
.Maid Marian: Well, if you won't...then I will!^ For example, have you seen where the real Maid Marian lived ?

^ Lucy Griffiths as Maid Marian won the "Favourite Character in Robin Hood 2006", leading Jonas Armstrong by just one vote.

^ By the sight of yon golden arrow won at the Sheriff's tourney, you are she on whom I bestowed it, and none other than Maid Marian!"

[laughs as she hugs Skippy and kisses him on the cheek]

Lady Klucky: Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
.Maid Marian: Or forgetful.^ Maid Marian bade me tell you, if I ever saw you, that she must return to Queen Eleanor's court, but she could never forget the happy days in the greenwood.


.Robin Hood: What have I got to offer her?^ Guy informs the Messenger that Robin Hood is now dead, and offers Robin’s outlaw pendant as proof.

^ I offer you my assessment of the character as portrayed in Robin Hood series 2.

^ Back in Loxley Village, Robin Hood is delivering food to the villagers, only to be challenged by Kate’s mother, who rejects his offerings.

.Little John: Well, for one thing, you can't cook.^ I christen you Little John."

^ "What say you to the total, Little John?"

^ Of Little John you will think."
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.Robin Hood: I'm serious, Johnny.^ Robin Hood 1950's TV series, Richard Greene.

^ Hi Clement It comes as no surprise that we two Robin Hood fans (as opposed to Jonas / Harry / Lucy fans), are in broad agreement about the series.
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^ In November, 2006, a poll on my Robin Hood blog ( series 1 ), showed that a massive 98% of Hoodies wanted to see Friar Tuck brought into the show.

She's a highborn lady of quality.
Little John: So she's got class. So what?
.Robin Hood: I'm an outlaw.^ But once into the forest, Robin Hood and his outlaws intercept the coffin as it is being burned.

^ Robin Hood enjoys hearing the dream, allowing himself to forget for a while his duties as the Outlaw Leader of Legend.

^ Guy informs the Messenger that Robin Hood is now dead, and offers Robin’s outlaw pendant as proof.

That's what. That's no life for a lovely lady. Always on the run. What kind of a future is that?
.Friar Tuck: Oh, for heaven's sake, son.^ Friar Tuck and Much the miller's son soon became right good friends over the steaming stew they jointly prepared for the merry men that evening.

^ "He will keep Friar Tuck and Much the miller's son from having the blues."

.You're no outlaw.^ "Forester, whether or no you be a King's man, know that I seek one Robin Hood, an outlaw, to whom I bring amnesty from the Queen.

^ Well apparently you’re the leader Tuck”, says Allen, and with no argument from anyone else, Tuck commences to take charge.

.Why, someday, you'll be called a great hero.^ "Why, truly, some folk do call him a great archer," said Robin Hood, "but we of Nottinghamshire are famous hands with the longbow.
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.Robin Hood: A hero?^ For much of series two, the smiling, heroic, charismatic Robin Hood which Jonas Armstrong had portrayed before, was a thing of the past.

Do you hear that, Johnny? We've just been pardoned!
Little John: Oh, that's a gas. We ain't even been arrested yet.

Little John: Archery tournament? .Old Rob could win that standing on his head.^ So Rob fell to planning how he could disguise himself to go to Nottingham town; for he knew that the Foresters had even then set a price on his head in the market-place.

Huh, Rob?
.Robin Hood: Thank you, Little John, but I'm sure we're not invited.^ Do you have a Robin Hood blog or website?

^ "What say you to the total, Little John?"

^ "But tell me, good Robin Hood, where is Little John?

.Friar Tuck: No, but there's someone who will be very dissapointed if you don’t come.^ Are you sure that's not Friar Tuck?
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^ At last he had this leave, and he and the friar went forth to join the rest of the band, who were right glad to see them, you may be sure.

^ I’ll bet there are CEO’s who don’t have a view as good as mine.
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.Little John: Yeah, ol' Bushel Britches, the Honorable Sheriff of Nottingham.^ Take thou his bridle, Little John, for he has honored us today by coming to feast with us."
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^ Little John Goes to Nottingham Fair .
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^ "I'll just send one more little message of regret to the Sheriff," said Little John, "before I join Will."

.Friar Tuck: No, Maid Marian.^ Make no mistake, in terms of the plot “Friar” Tuck is one of the most important characters in Series 3, because it is he who brings Robin Hood back from the brink of self destruction following Marian’s murder.

^ Way back at the start of Robin Hood Series 1, the attitude at Tiger Productions was that Friar Tuck was no longer politically correct.

^ Above left: The Green Man from 1991's Robin Hood , as he is depicted in Robin hood and Maid Marian's wedding ceremony ; a Pagan service carried out by Friar Tuck .

.Robin Hood: Maid Marian?^ Other issues which drew criticism during the early episodes included Maid Marian's seemingly super powered hair grips, and Robin Hood's two-at-a-time trick arrows.

^ Further statues of Robin Hood can be seen on these links: Robin Hood proposing to Marian , Robin Hood outside Nottingam Castle , and Robin Hood at Thoresby Hall (now a Warners Hotel).

^ This excellent contemporary statue of Robin Hood proposing to Maid Marian stands on the narrow high street of Edwinstowe, just 200 yards down hill from the Church where Robin Hood and Maid marian were to marry.

.Friar Tuck: Yeah.^ As my niece so aptly put it: "Friar Tuck and lots of action....yeah 'cos that's the same as their (Robin and Marian's) love story...."
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She's giving a kiss to the winner.
.Robin Hood: A kiss to the winner?^ When Robin Hood reaches Loxley it is with bow already drawn for action, and a final kiss to Marian’s wedding ring on his lips.

^ The Sheriff thought he discovered, in the winner of the golden arrow, the person of Robin Hood without peradventure.

^ Upon reaching the gates of Nottingham Castle Robin Hood calls Maid Marian to his side and forever seals their fate as history's great lovers with a kiss.

Ooh-de-lally! Come on, Johnny, what are we waiting for?

Prince John: That insolent blackguard...Oooh! .I'll show him who wears the crown!^ She says she can’t raise 200 crowns, but can promise him 100 crowns, and that a dead Outlaw will be a part of her show if the Sheriff will excuse her the rest of the money.

^ And if you show him to me, I'll give you the half of my forty pounds reward."

Sir Hiss: I share your loathing, Sire. .That scurrilous scoundrel who fooled you with that silly disguise, who dared to rob you and made you look so utterly ridiculous...^ And John's silly line to the Sheriff as his disguise fell away: "I know you".

Prince John: Enough! .[swings at Hiss, who dodges him] Hiss, you deliberately dodged.^ "There lives a curtall friar in Fountain's Abbey--Tuck, by name--who can beat both him and you," he said.

^ "Who will shrive the poor wretch, if you have come away from him?"

^ But it is Marian who suddenly appears and pleads with him not to kill Allan, saying “If you love me let him go”.

Sir Hiss: But, but, but...Sire, please.
.Prince John: Stop sniveling and hold still.^ Whilst there, Isabella tells Robin of Prince John’s dam under Nottingham Castle, and how it is stopping the water supply.

^ Benjamin arrives back at Nottingham just after Prince John, who is openly disappointed to find the Sheriff still alive, and more or less tells him so.

[Hiss holds still while Prince John hits him.]
.Sir Hiss: [Dazed] Thank you, Sire.^ "Sir knight, for that thank I you; .
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.Little John: [As Sir Reginald] Ah, milord, my esteemed royal sovereign of the realm.^ "These are not all of my fellows," said Robin proudly, "for threescore more of them are away on business with my good right-hand man, Little John.
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^ "I make my vow," said Little John, .
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^ "By the breath of my body," burst forth Little John, seeking to cover his feelings with angry words, "I have a great part of a mind to go straightway and cudgel the nasty life out of the body of that same vile Sir Stephen.
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The head man himself. You're beautiful.
.Prince John: He has style, eh Hiss?^ He proclaims that King Richard has been killed in battle, whilst Prince John (in true melodramatic style), drapes himself over the coffin sobbing.

Du savoir faire il y a n'est ce pas, Hiss.
Little John: You took the words right out of my mouth, P.J.
Prince John: P.J.! I like that. Do you know I do! Hiss, put it on my luggage.

.Robin Hood: [As the spindle-legged stork] I'm gonna win that Golden Arrow, and then I'm goin' to present meself to Maid Marian...^ Labels: Edwinstowe , Maid Marian , robin hood , Robin Hood statue .

^ Robin Hood Marian Picture gallery.

^ To see the wedding of Robin Hood and Maid Marian click here .

.Sheriff of Nottingham:Listen, Scissor-bill.^ Kate and Robin stayed behind in Nottingham after listening to Isabella’s speech as the new Sheriff, and it wasn’t too long before a heated quarrel turned to passionate kisses.

.If you shoot half as well as you blabbermouth, you're better than Robin Hood.^ Do you have a Robin Hood blog or website?

^ "God save you,Robin Hood, .
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^ "If you could shoot as well, .
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.Robin Hood: [As the spindle-legged stork] Robin Hood, he says?^ Back in Sherwood Forest, celebration soon turns to “time to say goodbye” as Robin Hood bids each individual farewell.

^ So saying Robin Hood stepped forth briskly from the covert and planted himself in the way of the scarlet stranger.

^ But at least Much is pleased to hear her say how the Outlaws are regarded as “legendary”, and not just Robin Hood himself.

Wowee! I'm tip-top, alright, but I'm not as good as he is. [Shoots a perfect bullseye.]

Prince John: Traitors to the crown must die-
.Robin Hood: [Cutting him off] Traitors to the crown?^ Robin pulled off his hood, .
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^ But Robin Hood bade him pause.

^ Men call him Robin Hood.

That crown belongs to King Richard. .Long live King Richard!^ King Richard the First, also called Richard the Lion-Hearted, lived from 1157 to 1199.
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^ PRINCE JOHN plots how to take over the throne during King Richard's long absences from England.

^ Series 3, Episode 8: the king is dead, long live the king .

.Crowd: Long live King Richard!^ King Richard the First, also called Richard the Lion-Hearted, lived from 1157 to 1199.
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^ PRINCE JOHN plots how to take over the throne during King Richard's long absences from England.

^ Series 3, Episode 8: the king is dead, long live the king .

Prince John: [Throwing a childish tantrum] Enough! I am King! King! King! Off with his head!

.Prince John: Stop!^ Whilst there, Isabella tells Robin of Prince John’s dam under Nottingham Castle, and how it is stopping the water supply.

Executioner, stop! Hold your axe!
.Little John: [Threatening him with a dagger] Okay, big shot, now tell him to untie my buddy, or I'll...^ Little John, tell me true."
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^ Now is Little John the sheriff's man; .
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^ Where, now, is that outlaw known as Little John?

.Prince John: Sheriff, release my buddy!^ Whilst John and Allen search in vain for Robin Hood’s body, a messenger from Prince John delivers an ultimatum to the Sheriff of Nottingham.

^ Two little scenes at the end which will prove significant: On their journey home, the Sheriff and Gisborne encounter Prince John’s escort, all expecting their money.

^ These go down very well, but his similar jibes about Prince John enrage the Sheriff and he is arrested.

I mean, release the prisoner!
.Sheriff of Nottingham: Untie the prisoner?^ Marian also sees John amongst a group of other prisoners, and tries to speak to the Sheriff of Nottingham and Guy about the unfair nature of the taxes.

.Lady Kluck: You heard what he said, bushel britches!^ "Rob in the Hood--for such the lady called you," said he, "I can vouch for your tale.

^ "Lady," he said, "pray accept this little pledge from a poor stroller who would devote the best shafts in his quiver to serve you."

^ "Give you greetings, lords and ladies," said he.
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.Prince John: Sheriff, I make the rules!^ The following morning, Guy asks for further clarification about how he stands to gain from any advances in position Isabella might make with Prince John.

^ Apparently Prince John is obsessed with Scrofula, on account of the fact that people who have the divine right to rule, can simply cure it by a laying on of hands.

^ Two little scenes at the end which will prove significant: On their journey home, the Sheriff and Gisborne encounter Prince John’s escort, all expecting their money.

And since I'm head man... .[To Little John] Not so hard, you mean thing.^ "What say you to the total, Little John?"

^ Of Little John you will think."
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^ "Go you now, Little John, .
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[Back to the Sheriff] LET HIM GO, FOR HEAVEN SAKES! LET HIM GO!

.Robin Hood: [In the midst of battle] Marian, my love, will you marry me?^ Do you have a Robin Hood blog or website?

^ I always love a Robin Hood movie.
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^ Thank you for this lovely take on Lucy Griffiths's Marian, Robin.
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.Maid Marian: Oh, darling, I thought you'd never ask me.^ For example, have you seen where the real Maid Marian lived ?

^ And so you can see, "damsel in distress" is just not what Maid Marian has ever been about.

^ I saw Maid Marian not many weeks after the great shooting at Nottingham, when you won her the golden arrow.

.But you could have chosen a more romantic setting.^ What more could you want?
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^ Ma na ma na - it's available on the boxed set "Songs from the Street" - might be more than you are looking for, but on the other hand, it's a great trip..
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^ But little do you know he could have been on wallstreet making more then what your making now!So get off Obama and let the man help the people!
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.Robin Hood: For our honeymoon: London!^ Thus our king and Robin Hood .
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^ This very gritty version of the Robin Hood story was initially produced by London Weekend Television, intended as a pilot for a subsequent series.

^ Robin Hood and his party were suffered to depart from London--the parting bringing keen sorrow to Marian--and for forty days no hand was raised against them.

.Maid Marian: Yes!^ Allan breaks me up the way he is so flippant with Guy, and yes it's official, Marian is still a "Maid" Marian (or so she tells Guy).

Robin Hood: Normandy!
.Maid Marian: Yes!^ Allan breaks me up the way he is so flippant with Guy, and yes it's official, Marian is still a "Maid" Marian (or so she tells Guy).

.Robin Hood: Sunny Spain?^ Yersterday, in spain, was the premier of Robin Hood.
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Maid Marian: [Laughs] Why not?

.Robin Hood: We'll have six children!^ The Robin Hood Children In Need video (captured by Yorkshire Wench and previously posted here) has been removed by YouTube.

^ We’ll all be pleased to hear Robin Hood speak of Marian at last.

^ Labels: children in need 2007 Guy Gisborne , Marian , Robin Hood .

Maid Marian: Six? Oh, a dozen at least!

.Lady Kluck: [Smacking Prince John on the head with the golden arrow] Take that, you scurvy knave!^ However, it isn’t long before the Prince is taking the Sheriff himself to one side with his usual question: “Do you love me?” and persuading him to kill Gisborne!

^ And he stooped swiftly, and cut Little John's bonds, and thrust into his hands Sir Guy's bow and arrows, which he had been careful to take.

^ No sooner has the King's Army departed for the Crusades than Prince John and Guy of Gisborne begin to terrorise the countryside in their attempt to take over the throne.

.Prince John: Seize the fat one!^ He answered Prince John hotly, and the Prince bade his guards seize him and cast him into the Tower.

^ "Faith, then we must help you," said Little John; and he and Arthur-a-Bland seized the fat struggling churchman and commenced to hop up and down.


Prince John: Hiss! .You're never around when I need you!^ Below: Late at night when you're sleepin' the Night Watchman comes a'creepin' around...

^ You walk inside easy enough–and then there are armed guards all around, politely asking you if you’re lost."
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Sir Hiss: Coming, coming.
[He begins singing ‘For I'm a Jolly Good Fellow’ until Prince John uncorks the barrel he's in.]
Sir Hiss: Oh! .Oh, there you are old boy!^ Scahootowl says – reply to this 56 It's too manly for you, there are no post pubescent boys with no chest hair for you to drool over.
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.PJ, you won't believe this, but the stork is really Robin Hood.^ Do you have a Robin Hood blog or website?

^ "But pray what harm has Robin Hood done you?"

^ "Now out upon it," quoth Robin Hood testily, "an ye make sport of me by pattering such gibberish, it will be ill for you all, I tell you.
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.Prince John: Robin Hood?^ To rescue John, Robin Hood and Alan A ' Dale disguise themselves as soldiers.

^ In Challenge for Robin Hood Robin is a Norman landowner, with Will Scarlet and Little John numbering among his men.

^ Meantime, Robin Hood, in his guise of harper, together with Little John and Will Stutely, had come to the church.
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AHHH! [ties Hiss in an intricate knot around a pole] Get out of that if you can.

[The Sheriff of Nottingham enters the castle singing "The Phony King of England"]
.Sheriff of Nottingham: [Speaking] How about that?^ What do we learn about the sheriff of Nottingham in this chapter?
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^ For other information about the Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood movies see THIS LINK .

^ But how ever many Sheriffs there might have been in Robin Hood's day there is no doubting that the Sheriff of Nottingham was Robin Hood's arch enemy.

Sir Hiss: [Chuckles] That's P.J. to a "T". Let me try, let me try. [Singing] Too late to be known as John the First, he's sure to be known as John the Worst! .[sees Prince John peeking behind a door, with a glass jug of wine in his hand; stutters] The fabulous, marvelous, merciful, chivalrous...^ Apparently Prince John is obsessed with Scrofula, on account of the fact that people who have the divine right to rule, can simply cure it by a laying on of hands.

^ "Good den, good beggar that is to be," quoth Little John, "and mayst thou have no cause to beg for mercy ere I see thee next."
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^ Instead of money the Sheriff hands them Gisborne, leaving him to explain to Prince John what happened, and knowing it will probably result in Gisborne’s death.

.Sheriff of Nottingham: No, no no.^ Wheatley exhibits a full understanding of what is expected of him as the dastardly villian, and no-one has ever come close to displacing him in the minds of the public as being THE Sheriff of Nottingham.

^ Make no mistake, the Sheriff of Nottingham was a cold hearted scheming opportunist, cunning and clever in equal measure.

^ But how ever many Sheriffs there might have been in Robin Hood's day there is no doubting that the Sheriff of Nottingham was Robin Hood's arch enemy.

You've got it all wrong, Hiss. The sniveling, groveling, weaselin', measly-
Prince John: ENOUGH! [throws the glass jug at the Sheriff, but it hits the wall and the wine rains down on him]

[The Sheriff has taken the last coin from the Poor Box, and Friar Tuck is furious]
.Sheriff of Nottingham: Take it easy, Friar, I'm just doing my duty.^ Yet even his performance must take second place to Alan Wheatley's Sheriff of Nottingham .

^ And now I will tell how the Sheriff of Nottingham three times sought to take Robin Hood, and how he failed each time.
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^ Above: The vile Scrope gets his just rewards for plotting against the Sheriff of Nottingham.

Friar Tuck: Collecting taxes for that arrogant, greedy, ruthless, no-good PRINCE JOHN?
.Sheriff of Nottingham: Listen, Friar, you're mighty preachy and you gonna preach your neck right into a hangman's noose.^ But, in sooth, I cannot allow you to roam in the forest and shoot my deer; nor to take the law of the land into your own hands.

^ "Then if ever you loved me, and for the sake of that service, draw your bright brown sword and strike off my head; never let me fall alive into the hand of the Sheriff of Nottingham."

^ At last he had this leave, and he and the friar went forth to join the rest of the band, who were right glad to see them, you may be sure.

.Friar Tuck: [Shouts] Get out of my church!^ The Friar, also, tucked his robes more about him, showing a great, stout arm on which the muscles stood out like humps of an aged tree.
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^ In November, 2006, a poll on my Robin Hood blog ( series 1 ), showed that a massive 98% of Hoodies wanted to see Friar Tuck brought into the show.

^ And at this sally the whole bad burst into a shout of laughter, in which Robin and Friar Tuck joined.

Out! Out! Out! OUT!!! [He pushes the Sheriff out into the rain]

.Sir Hiss: Sire, taxes are pouring in, the jail is full...and, oh, I have good news, Sire.^ "Sir Richard," said she, "thou art a full knight and good.

^ "Tell me thy news, good friend, I prythee," quoth Robin as they trudged along together, "for tinkers, I ween, are all as full of news as an egg of meat."
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Friar Tuck is in jail.
.Prince John: [Angry] Friar Tuck?^ As do Maid Marian, Little John, Friar Tuck, Will Scarlet, Guy of Gisborne, Alan A Dale and the Sheriff of Nottingham.

^ Thereupon Little John and Friar Tuck went to the storehouse of the band, and there chose for the yeoman the robe of a Gray Friar.
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^ Friar Tuck had nursed Little John's wounded knee so skilfully that it was now healed.

.It's Robin Hood I want, you idiot!^ Do you have a Robin Hood blog or website?

^ She wants to meet with Robin Hood.

^ "God save you,Robin Hood, .
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.Oh, I'd give all my gold if I could just get my hands on...Did you say, Friar Tuck?^ I have waited for you”, she says, taking his hand.

^ "'And all the wealth that is mine own, My lands, I give to thee, For never knight hath lady shown Such noble courtesy.
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^ "Hold, I say, and I will give you the freedom of the greenwood."

Sir Hiss: Did I? Y-yes, I did.
Prince John: Oh, Hiss, I have it! .I'll use that fat friar as bait to trap Robin Hood.^ Robin Hood, looking at the Black Friars.
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^ For when Robin Hood caught a baron or a squire, or a fat abbot or bishop, he brought them to the greenwood tree and feasted them before he lightened their purses.
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^ In November, 2006, a poll on my Robin Hood blog ( series 1 ), showed that a massive 98% of Hoodies wanted to see Friar Tuck brought into the show.

Sir Hiss: Another trap?
.Prince John: Yes, you stupid serpent.^ I take oath that Prince John and all his armies shall not harm you!"

^ What changes John Little's mind is the sight of his own son, (yes, you guessed it, "Little John"!

.Friar Tuck will be led to the gallows at the village square, don't you see?^ Don't want A Friar Tuck at all.

^ At last he had this leave, and he and the friar went forth to join the rest of the band, who were right glad to see them, you may be sure.

^ Begin to complete Friar Tuck Character Sketch and continue it as you learn more about him in future chapters.
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Sir Hiss: B-but Sire! Hang Friar Tuck? A man of the Church?
.Prince John: Yes, my reluctant reptile, and when our elusive hero tries to rescue the corpulent cleric - Ha ha ha ha!^ He tries to explain that, although he likes her a lot, he has a greater responsibility to the people of Nottingham and England beyond, at which point Guy and Prince John walk in together.

^ "Nay, an ye will ha' a poor thing," said Arthur, "I will do my best.
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- my men will be ready.

[The Sheriff and the vultures are building a scaffold to hang Friar Tuck.]
.Sheriff of Nottingham: Well, Trigger.^ And we know from legend that Tuck was a swordsman of outstanding ability (second only to Robin), and well placed within Nottingham to spy on the Sheriff’s misdemeanours.

^ But Joe Armstrong's character has worked so well because we have also been given a glimpse of his other side, particularly episode 7 when his brother was hung by the Sheriff of Nottingham.

.Everything's rigged up and all set.^ All around was a glare of torches that lit everything up with a red light.
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^ Up rose Little John also, and all the merry men; then, after they had broken their fast, they set forth hither and thither upon the doings of the day.
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.Trigger: Yep, it's one of the prettiest scaffolds you ever built, Sheriff.^ However, it isn’t long before the Prince is taking the Sheriff himself to one side with his usual question: “Do you love me?” and persuading him to kill Gisborne!

^ "We dine at the Sheriff's mansion to-day," said another, "and you must take one of our party."

.Nutsy: Sheriff, don't you reckon we'd oughta give that there trap door a test?^ Sheriff, "now give up into my hands the enemy of the King whom you have sheltered against the laws and right."

^ "I give you all free pardon, and will speedily put your service to the test.

^ "Lend me your purse, my lord," said Little John, interposing, "and I'll give you the reckoning by and by."

[He pulls a lever and opens the trap door, causing the Sheriff to fall in]
Sheriff of Nottingham: Criminently, now I know why your mama called you "Nutsy".

.Nutsy: [Shouting] One o'clock and all's well!^ At this a great shout went up, and all the yeomen shook one another's hands for joy.
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^ Then all the yeomen leaped to their feet and shouted for joy that their master had shot so well.
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^ At this all laughed aloud, and one said, "Well boasted, thou fair infant, well boasted!
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.Sheriff of Nottingham: [Clock chimes three times] Nutsy, you better set your brains ahead a couple of hours.^ "Have it as you will," said the Sheriff, "but you should have asked a knight's fee and double your reward, and it would have been yours.

^ "And if I do not tan your hide for you in better shape than ever calf-skin was turned into top-boots, may a murrain seize me!"

^ Master Little John is hereby created Sheriff of Nottingham, and you will turn over the keys to him forthwith."

Nutsy: Yes sir. Uh, does that there mean adding or subtracting?

Sheriff of Nottingham: "Criminently", Trigger! Point that peashooter the other way.
.Trigger: Don't you worry none, Sheriff.^ By the sight of yon golden arrow won at the Sheriff's tourney, you are she on whom I bestowed it, and none other than Maid Marian!"

The safety's on "Old Betsy."
[He taps the side of the crossbow. "Old Betsy" goes off and the arrow ricochets around for a moment]
.Sheriff of Nottingham: What in tarnation you tryin' to do, you birdbrain?^ The Sheriff arrested the Forester for treason--of which, poor man, he was as guiltless as you or I--and carried him to Nottingham jail.

^ Master Little John is hereby created Sheriff of Nottingham, and you will turn over the keys to him forthwith."

^ If so, you are this day Sheriff of Nottingham; and I trust you will make a better official than the man you relieve."

.Trigger: Just doin' my duty, Sheriff.^ But just now I and my master have need of you, and you can turn your stout blade to better service than that of the Sheriff."

.Sheriff of Nottingham: Oh, you and that itchy trigger finger of yours.^ "Then if ever you loved me, and for the sake of that service, draw your bright brown sword and strike off my head; never let me fall alive into the hand of the Sheriff of Nottingham."

^ "Have it as you will," said the Sheriff, "but you should have asked a knight's fee and double your reward, and it would have been yours.

^ If so, you are this day Sheriff of Nottingham; and I trust you will make a better official than the man you relieve."


Sheriff of Nottingham: Wait a minute. Is the safety on "Old Betsy?"
.Trigger: [Tapping the side of the crossbow] You bet it is, Sheriff.^ However, it isn’t long before the Prince is taking the Sheriff himself to one side with his usual question: “Do you love me?” and persuading him to kill Gisborne!

Sheriff of Nottingham: That's what I'm afraid of. You go first.

[Putting rescued villagers on a wagon during the jailbreak]
.Robin Hood: That's all of them.^ "Now out upon it," quoth Robin Hood testily, "an ye make sport of me by pattering such gibberish, it will be ill for you all, I tell you.
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^ Then all arose and the King beckoned Robin Hood to come to him.
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^ Methinks there is no one in all the world that Robin Hood would rather meet than thee."
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Get going!
.Little John: This ain't no hayride.^ Now there was no sign of any foul weather, but when one wishes to do a thing, as Little John did, one finds no lack of reasons for the doing.
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^ But in truth, Little John knew it already, and had decided there was to be no hanging that day.

^ At this, the tall man-at-arms, who was no other than Little John, turned, grinning, to the Sheriff.
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Let's move it outta here. Hoooooo!
.Friar Tuck: On to Sherwood Forest!^ "In very sooth," quoth Little John, "it is a goodly song, and, were I not a yeoman of Sherwood Forest, I had rather be a strolling friar than aught else in the world."
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^ Add Friar Tucks chapel to your overhead view of Sherwood Forest.
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^ Then gathering the score together in a close rank, in the midst of which were Allan a Dale and Friar Tuck, he led them forth upon their way from the forest shades.
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English

Proper noun

Singular
Robin Hood
Plural
-
  1. A legendary English outlaw famous for his skill in archery and his vow to defend the poor and the oppressed against established authority.

Noun

Singular
Robin Hood
Plural
Robin Hoods
Robin Hood (plural Robin Hoods)
  1. A criminal with similar social tendencies.
    • 1954, Howard Greenfield (lyricist), Connie Francis (singer), Neil Sedaka (composer), “Stupid Cupid”
      Hey now, go play Robin Hood with somebody else's heart

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Gaming

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Robin Hood/Sir Lancelot

Developer(s) Xonox
Publisher(s) Xonox
Release date Atari 2600:
1983 (NA)
Genre Action
Mode(s) Single player
Age rating(s) N/A
Atari 2600
Platform(s) Atari 2600
Input Atari 2600 Joystick
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Simple English

]] Robin Hood is a folk hero from the middle ages. He is a legendary person who people have told stories about for many years. Robin Hood is one who still remains popular. His story has been featured in books, plays, movies and cartoons as well.

There are many variations of his stories. Usually, Robin Hood is an outlaw who lives in Sherwood Forest near the town of Nottingham, England. His enemies are Prince John (who is temporarily on the throne because his brother, King Richard the Lionheart is away in the Middle East fighting in the Crusades), and the corrupt Sheriff of Nottingham, who abuse their powers and take money from the people who need it. Robin Hood uses his archery skills and his wits to steal the money back, and return it to the poor. Accompanying Robin are his faithful followers (The Merry Men). The most recognized of his merry band include Little John, Much the Millers son, Will Scarlet, Friar Tuck and Alan a Dale.

In the media

There have been many movies about Robin Hood. In the 1970s, Disney made a movie where the characters were shown to be animals. Robin and his lover (Marian) are foxes.mrj:Робин Гуд


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