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]
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Then while the whole glade was filled with the savory smell of roasting venison and fat capons, and brown pasties warmed beside the blaze, and mulled wine sent forth a cordial fragrance, Robin Hood placed the Sheriff upon a knoll beneath the largest oak and sat himself down by him.
Then the Sheriff arose and said: "I thank you, Robin Hood, one-time butcher, and you, Little John, one-time beggar, and you, Much, one-time cook, and all you good men who have entertained me in Sherwood so well.
Then Robin Hood and all his men arose and drank the Sheriff's health, and Robin said: "If you must needs go at once we will not detain you--except that you have forgotten two things."
Then Robin Hood stepped quickly to the coverside and cut a good staff of ground oak, straight, without new, and six feet in length, and came back trimming away the tender stems from it, while the stranger waited for him, leaning upon his staff, and whistling as he gazed round about.
Then Robin Hood and all his band laughed aloud until the stranger began to grow angry.
"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.
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1THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD (1938) SWASHBUCKLING yarn with Errol Flynn as the dashing outlaw and Olivia de Havilland as Maid Marian.
The saga of Robin Hood, the British nobleman who robbed from the rich and gave to the poor, is now so iconic and so familiar that any filmmaker who wants to spend exorbitant amounts of money to tell it again had better at least try to contribute something new to the character's legacy.
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