Do you really exist Robin Hood?

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Was who really this medieval legendary character?

At the beginning of the fourteenth century by the depths of Sherwood Forest, wandering a proscribed whose exploits became the main folk hero of his time. His name is today known as Robin Hood. The story of his exploits occupied many volumes but true? There was this man really?

Robin was a name that Pagans were generally to supernatural beings, and green, which was that distinguished the dress of the hero, is the traditional color attributed to the spirit of the forest.

The theory according to which Robin Hood was simply one of the characters of the ancient ceremonies of the first day of may, is also extended through the years first became a legend and then a presumed historical person. However, documentary evidence indicates that between the 13th and 14th centuries, a man named Robin Hood lived in Wakefield, in the County of York; He may have been the outlaw of the romantic legend. Robin Hood (whose Christian name was Robert) was born about 1290; his father, Adam Hood, was a forester in the service of John, Earl of Warenne and lord of the Manor of Wakefield.



In 1322, the country of Robin master was Thomas, Earl of Lancaster. Robin went into hiding in Barnsdaleforest, which at the time covered approximately 48 square kilometres and ended up joining the Sherwood Forest, occupied another 40 square kilometers in the County of Nottingham. The forests were crossed by the great North Road, built by the Romans; that route provided huge gains to the thieves of roads. The legend of Robin Hood was born in this region.

The outlaws answered all calm that not bothered them, because they were about to have dinner, then the Bishop of Nereford ordered the guards of his bodyguard arrested Robin Hood and his. There are other noble linked to Robin Hood and his band in Barnsdale and Sherwood : called Central tree, halfway between Thoresby and Welbeck, it is said that it was the point from which emerged the secret network of Robin Hood, which stretched throughout the forest.

But the most famous tree is the largest oak in Birkland. Among the stories that have been passed down over the centuries about the bravery of Robin Hood, figure than Robin visit, accompanied by his close friend little John did to the Abbey of Abbey. The camps fell where the arrows were called since then fencing of Robin Hood and little John's fencing.

Little John, second Robin, received his ironic nickname because of his large stature. Robin and his men became famous, among other reasons, because they deployed an incessant in a very broad territory activity.

Robin Hood's Bay, which is many kilometres from the coast of the County of York, was named in memory of the outlaw, whose band had anchored there numerous boats used for fishing and, eventually, to flee the authorities. During one of his trips, Robin visited the Church of St. Robin cast his sword hand and before being captured, killed 12 soldiers.

But what became a folk hero Robin Hood was his defense of the homeless. One of the most famous stories that emerge from the groves of Shetwood, is the legend about the encounter of Robin Hood with the Eduardo II King. Narrated that the King, knowing that the number of real deer of Whetwood decreased due to the appetite of Robin Hood and his band, decided to clean the forest of outcasts. When they found Robin Hood and part of his band, they demanded money; the King gave them 40 pounds and said that that was all I had.

Robin then took 20 pounds to distribute among his men and returned the other 20 to the King. At that time, Eduardo II Robin showed the Royal seal and communicated the outcast that the King wanted to see him in Nottingham; Robin told his men that they kneel before the Royal seal and swore loyalty to the King.

The name of Robin Hood appears months later, in 1324, in the records of the House of Eduardo II. There are records of wages that were paid to Robin until November of the same year. From that date, the name of Robin disappears from official documents to plunge again into folklore. It is possible that, after so long of freedom in the forest, Robin was unable to put at the service of anyone, not even of their King.

The adventures of Robin Hood in the forests continued until about 1346; It is said that he died in that year, in the monastery of Kirkiees.

The story ends when Robin Hood gets to blow his Horn of Hunt, provided by his faithful companion, little John last. Before his death, Robin shot an arrow from the window of your room, in the direction of the forest, and asked that they bury him in the place where the arrow had fallen. Even today it is possible to see where Robin chosen as the Tomb. Robin Hood is a romantic, has remained alive and has been narrated and history back to narrate for 600 years.

Vía: planetasedna