We know all the tales about Robin Hood, but what is the truth, the REAL Robin Hood?
Who Robin Hood Really Was
Robin Hood was an outlaw, although we don't know how he became an outlaw or who his family was.
There are many different names that Robin Hood may have gone by or who he actually was. these include:
Robin of Loxley
Robyne Hude (translates to Robin Hood)
There are many outlaws listed in the paperwork of Nottinghamshire and surrounding shires which include names like these and provide a start for finding out who Robin Hood really was and if he ever even existed.
The truth about Robin Hood can only be assumed from the tales that we are told. So for now these stories are definitely enough for people to believe seeming as they have been believed for many, many centuries before.
One thing for certain is that he would have lived off the forest and have pouched (killed) illegally many of the kings deers.
Where Robin is From
The 'Major Oak'
Robin Hood did his good deeds in the Nottinghamshire area. He is mostly noted
to have been living in Sherwood forest around an oak tree known as the 'Major Oak', which was the central meeting place for Robin and his merry men.
Although it is also common to hear that Robin Hood was from Loxley, Yorkshire. There is a chance that Robin was born in Loxley and moved to Nottinghamshire.
Robin Hood has also been set in Yngilwode (translates to Inglewood) and Bernysdale (translates to Barnsdale).
DID YOU KNOW?
"Merry" men/crew meant an outlaw's gang in the time that Robin Hood lived.The 3 most known were:
His sidekicks were known as Little John who was his brave not so little
friend who was the best at weilding the staff. Will Scarlet was Robin's youthful campaign who was often hot-headed. This sparkful youth was the best swordsman in the gang. Lastly was Friar Tuck. He had being kicked out of the order for his lack of respect for authority.