Sheriff of Nottingham


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Sheriff of Nottingham

traditional badman; thwarted in at-tempts to capture Robin Hood. [Br. Lit.: Robin Hood]
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Rob's father had two other enemies besides Fitzwalter, in the persons of the lean Sheriff of Nottingham and the fat Bishop of Hereford.
The Sheriff of Nottingham posted a reward of two hundred pounds for the capture, dead or alive, of one Robert Fitzooth, outlaw.
When Robin was a youth of eighteen, stout of sinew and bold of heart, the Sheriff of Nottingham proclaimed a shooting match and offered a prize of a butt of ale to whosoever should shoot the best shaft in Nottinghamshire.
Now the Sheriff of Nottingham swore that he himself would bring this knave Robin Hood to justice, and for two reasons: first, because he wanted the two hundred pounds, and next, because the forester that Robin Hood had killed was of kin to him.
And now I will tell how the Sheriff of Nottingham three times sought to take Robin Hood, and how he failed each time.
Because of this, and because we like Robin much better than the Sheriff of Nottingham, his chief enemy, we are not to think that the poor were always right and the rulers always wrong.
Well, say, Joe, you can be Friar Tuck or Much the miller's son, and lam me with a quarter-staff; or I'll be the Sheriff of Nottingham and you be Robin Hood a little while and kill me.
As they called Father Christmas to press the button and turn on the lights, the Sheriff of Nottingham tried to upset the proceedings but was quickly "defeated" by Warwick Castle bowman Kevin Hicks - in the guise of Robin Hood.
Kate is a feisty village girl who tries to save her younger brother from the conscription being imposed by the Sheriff of Nottingham.
RUSSELL Crowe will play Robin Hood in a new Hollywood epic - as well as the Sheriff of Nottingham.
Join Friar Tuck, Little John and the Sheriff of Nottingham and enjoy swashbuckling swordfights, awe-inspiring archery and jubilant jousting as our hero Robin Hood and his merry band do battle with their enemies.
After failing in his attempt, Robin meets a travelling monk named Tuck, who tries to convince Robin to shelve his plans for revenge as he's England's last remaining hope in the battle against the Sheriff of Nottingham and his evil cronies.