Where was Robin Hood from?

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Where was Robin Hood from?

South Yorkshire
According to the Sloane manuscripts, Robin Hood was born in 1160 in Lockersley (most likely modern day Loxley) in South Yorkshire. Some chroniclers say he fought in the Crusades alongside the Lionheart before returning to England to find his lands seized by the evil Sheriff of Nottingham.

How true is the story of Robin Hood?

Because Hunter and other 19th-century historians discovered many different records attached to the name Robin Hood, most scholars came to agree that there was probably no single person in the historical record who inspired the popular stories.

Did Robin Hood live in Wakefield?

Wakefield is only 10 miles from Barnsdale, the medieval home of the legendary Robin Hood. And Robert’s wife was named Matilda, Maid Marian’s true name in two Elizabethan plays. A later writer discovered that Robert, like the legendary Robin Hood in some tales, may have been the son of a forester named Adam.

Is Robin of Locksley real?

However the first known literary reference to Robin Hood and his men was in 1377, and the Sloane manuscripts in the British Museum have an account of Robin’s life which states that he was born around 1160 in Lockersley (most likely modern day Loxley) in South Yorkshire.

Was Prince John a Saxon?

Unlike many depictions of the character, John is not shown to be a bumbling coward. In fact he is quite sinister and ruthless, witty and intelligent. He is depicted as an icy Norman nobleman who has a deep-seated contempt for the English who are of Saxon descent.

Why did Richard forgive John?

John’s demands were ignored however as decisions makers in England, supported by Richard and John’s mother (Eleanor of Aquitaine) refused to accept that Richard was dead. Richard was let out and upon his return he forgave John, labeling him as ‘a child who had had bad councilors’.

Who was the most evil King of England?

1. Edward II (King of England) Edward II’s kingship looks particularly bad when compared with the successful tenures of his father and son. Indeed, historians now regard him as one of the worst monarchs in British history.

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