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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2015 9:15 p.m. PST

"The most common tales put Robin of Locksley living as an outlaw in Sherwood Forest, not far from Nottingham, in the time of Richard the Lionheart. Historians would have us believe that the famous outlaw was a Yorkshireman, living in Barnsdale or Wakefield and causing havoc during the reign of Edward II, some 100+ years later.

There is also a library's worth of fictional novels available that have Robin sporting a variety of outfits and wildly differing characteristics. In some he is a hero, in others a psycho?

It would seem that there are no rules. Robin Hood is an amalgamation of hearsay, tall tales and storytelling on top of a grain of long forgotten truth…"

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Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP27 Aug 2015 1:02 a.m. PST

Frank Sinatra?

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RavenscraftCybernetics27 Aug 2015 5:35 a.m. PST
Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP27 Aug 2015 9:14 a.m. PST

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Lord Elpass27 Aug 2015 11:00 a.m. PST

Loxley is a hamlet near Uttoxeter in Staffordshire.

To the best of my kowledge Robin has never been quoted as saying "T'Sheriff" or "T'Maid Marion" "T'Little John" so obviously he couldn't be from Yorkshire.

For that matter, nor has there ever been mention of Robin having a Whippet, owning a Flat Cap or fancying pigeons.

Finally, He gave money away! Yorkshireman indeed!

Just Remember only the baddies came from Nottingham …

Rabbit 328 Aug 2015 4:47 a.m. PST

The most plausable theory is that Robin is an amalgamation of stories about a lot of different outlaws that may or may not have existed during the medieval period with a good bit of supernatural folklore thrown in for good measure.

There is even a theory out there that he was Scottish and is actually based on William Wallace!

A bit suspect I know but it`s worth pointing out that according to some versions Robin is supposed to be the Earl of Huntingdon.

It so happens that in Richard The Lionheart`s time that title was held by a younger brother of the Scottish king William The Lion so, maybe.
Given how complicated fuedal loyalties tended to get nobles were continually getting outlawed and the situation of being a prince in one nation while holding lands in somebody else`s kingdom is an obvious cause of confusion.

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