Robin Hood


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Robin Hood,

legendary hero of 12th-century England who robbed the rich to help the poor. Chivalrous, manly, fair, and always ready for a joke, Robin Hood reflected many of the ideals of the English yeoman. He lived in Sherwood Forest with Little John (his chief archer), Friar Tuck, Maid Marion (his beloved), and his band. Robin Hood was the hero of at least 30 Middle English ballads and of many later stories and plays. He is mentioned in such diverse works as Piers Plowman, Ivanhoe (1820) by Sir Walter Scott, and The Once and Future King (1958) by T. H. White.

Hood, Robin

robbed rich to help poor. [Br. Lit.: Robin Hood]

Hood, Robin

outlaw; stole from rich to give to poor. [Br. Lit.: Robin Hood]

Hood, Robin

helps the poor by plundering the rich. [Br. Lit.: Robin Hood]

Hood, Robin

famed throughout land for skill as archer. [Br. Lit.: Robin Hood]

Robin Hood

(13th century) legendary outlaw of England who robbed the rich to help the poor. [Br. Hist.: EB, VIII: 615–616]

Hood, Robin

took from the rich and gave to the poor. [Br. Lit.: Robin Hood]
References in classic literature ?
Nay, good friend," said Robin Hood, "bottle thine anger, for the name fitteth thee well.
Here stood a great oak tree with branches spreading broadly around, beneath which was a seat of green moss where Robin Hood was wont to sit at feast and at merrymaking with his stout men about him.
And thus it was that Robin Hood became outlawed; thus a band of merry companions gathered about him, and thus he gained his right-hand man, Little John; and so the prologue ends.
Because one of the foresters wagered that he could not slay a deer, Robin Hood killed one of the king's stags.
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ROBIN Hood, Robin Hood, riding through the land, was the chorus sung at the Quorn Village Hall as the Phoenix Entertainers performed their version of The Robin Hood pantomime.
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