Kemo D. (kemo_d7) wrote,
Kemo D.

Robin Hood

Who Was Robin Hood?

The existence of a forest-dwelling altruistic bandit might seem more plausible then a legendary king with a magical sword. However, the hunt for the real-life Robin Hood has turned up entire scrolls of possibilities. For example, candidates include a fugitive in Yorkshire by the name of Robert Hod, who went by Hobbehod as well as a Robert Hood of Wakefield

The growing list of suspects is further complicated as the name "Robin Hood" soon became synonymous with being an outlaw as in the case of William Le Fevre who's surname was later changed to RobeHod, according to medieval court records. His possible identity gets cloudier as later authors of the tales wove more characters such as Prince John and Richard the Lionheart into the story.

Kemo D. (a.k.a. no.7)

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