There chanced to be a Pedlar bold, A Pedlar bold there chanced to be; He put his pack all on his back, And so merrily trudged over the lea. By chance he met two troublesome men, Two troublesome men they chanced to be, The one of them was bold Robin Hood, And the other was … Continue reading My, What a Longbow You Have…
Have you visited your local cinema yet to see the new Russell Crowe starring, Ridley Scott directed Robin Hood? What did you think? As someone who has researched this time period and the individuals involved, the film doesn’t do a bad job with the history. With the exception of King Philip’s desire to invade England, … Continue reading Have You Been to See Robin Hood Yet? My Review. (Spoiler Alerts)
Robert Earle of Huntington Lies under this little stone. No archer was like him so good; His wildnesse named him Robbin Hood. Full thirteene yeares, and something more, These northerne parts he vexed sore. Such out-lawes as he and his men May England never know agen Said to be the epitaph of a “Robin Hood” … Continue reading Was Robert, Earl of Huntington the Real Robin Hood? Absolutely! Maybe. Quite Possibly. Or Not.
“You shall never the poor man wrong… You shall defend with all your power Maids, widows, orphants (sic) and distressed men…” – An oath Robin Hood is said to have required of his followers It might be impossible to overemphasize how ingrained in medieval English society the Robin Hood legend became during the high Middle … Continue reading A Legend Takes Over
“This infant was call’d John Little,” quoth he. “Which name shall be chang’d anon, The words we’ll transpose, so where- ever he goes, His name shall be called Little John.” – English Ballad The Merry Men who followed Robin Hood in legend, song and stories are nearly always portrayed as a happy group of outlaws … Continue reading The Merry Men: I Don’t Think It Means What You Think It Means?