Jan 17, 1160
1160: The Birth of Robin hoodRobin's Birth
There are many differences about the birth and life of Robin Hood in the tales. One manuscript says that he was born in 1160. Another man dates his birth at 1225; yet another manuscript states that he was born between 1285 and 1295 and that he took part in the Earl of Lancaster's rebellion against Edward II in 1322. The Robert Hood who is mentioned in Court Rolls in 1316 could have been taken to the woods to escape the King's revenge.
Dec 17, 1160
Robins CharacterRobin's Character
In the ballads, the man who is Robin Hood represents nature and freedom; he is green (a forest figure), he has a festive time with his men, and he is natural. He is the fight against oppression and misery, but he does not have a problem with authority. He is simply against the misuse of authority, against those people whom the king appointed and who were unjust. Robyn becomes the hero of the people for fighting this injustice. He would have needed the help of the people to su
Dec 17, 1247
Robin hoods deathRobin's Death
The downfall of Robyn Hode (or Robin Hood) takes place at Kirklees Castle, or Priory, in Yorkshire, where Robyn's cousin is the Prioress. She was having an affair and bled Robyn to death under the guise of medicinal healing to keep him out of the way of her indiscretions. Little John was at Robyn's side until Robyn's death. Toward the end of his life, Robyn shot his last arrow out the window and told Little John to bury him where the arrow fell. Another twist on the story is t
The every changing storyHow Has The Tale Changed?
Holt (1989) outlined what the early Robin Hood tales did not contain so that we may see how the story has changed over the years (pp. 36-39). Holt said that "nothing has confused the story of Robin so much as the imposition of modern anachronism on the medieval legend" (p. 36). Although I may disagree with the word confused in this context, I think it is interesting to note the differences in the medieval stories and the later tales: The medieval stories lack th
Robin Hood: Prince of ThievesWhen Robin and his Moorish companion come to England and the tyranny of the Sheriff of Nottingham, he decides to fight back as an outlaw.
Robin Hood: Men in TightsRobin Hood or Robin Of Loxley (Cary Elwes) is captured during the Crusades and is imprisoned at Khalil Prison in Jerusalem. With the help of fellow inmate Asneeze, (Isaac Hayes),who is in for Jaywalking, he escapes from the prison, and frees all the other inmates. He is asked by Asneeze to find his son, Ahchoo (Dave Chappelle, in his acting debut). When he arrives home in England, he finds Ahchoo and discovers that Prince John (Richard Lewis, whose girlfriend was played by a then-unknown Chase
Robin HoodThe story of an archer in the army of Richard Coeur de Lion who fights against the Norman invaders and becomes the legendary hero known as Robin Hood. |
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