by Allen W. Wright
Greetings! Has it been a while since you've read a tale of Robin Hood? Is it possible that you've never read a Robin Hood story?
This page is for you. A lot of the information on my website is very detailed. Here's a quick refresher course on the basics of the outlaw, his friends, foes and other general information.
There are lots of different Robin Hood stories out there. Storytellers continue to add new stories and new characters to the legend. For example, the early stories say Robin Hood was not a nobleman. Now he often is one. Marian and Tuck weren't in the earliest tales. This page summarizes some of the most common elements of the legend, taken from the earliest ballads to the most recent books and films. Many of the stories here contradict each other.
The Recommended Reading and Favourite Films page lists some of the books, films and TV shows I used in drafting this section.
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Learn about Robin Hood's outlaw band. Detailed profiles of Maid Marian, Little John, Friar Tuck and more.
Learn about Robin Hood's arch-enemies. Detailed profiles of The Sheriff of Nottingham, Guy of Gisborne and more.
Learn about King Richard the Lionheart, the dastardly Prince John and the other royals that have met Robin Hood.