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."
Robin and Maid Marian became wily foxes, the money-loving Sheriff of Nottingham
a wolf and minstrel Allan-a-Dale a rooster.
The Sheriff of Nottingham
(Mendelsohn) issues a draft notice to Lord Robin of Loxley (Egerton) to fight in the Crusades in Arabia.
Bathurst delivers decent thrills with these high-tempo sequences including a breathless chase in horsedrawn carts choreographed to resemble the chariot race from Ben-Hur, and the explosive theft of the Sheriff of Nottingham
's war taxes.
Bathurst delivers some decent thrills with these high-tempo sequences including a breathless chase in horse-drawn carts choreographed to resemble the chariot race from Ben-Hur, and the explosive theft of the Sheriff of Nottingham
's war taxes.
Ben Chandler and David James Kelly's script allows Egerton to recycle his charm ROBIN HOOD 12A and swagger from the Kingsman films, while co-star Ben Mendelsohn embraces the pantomime season as a suitably slippery Sheriff of Nottingham
. Tim Minchin attempts to provide comic relief as Friar Tuck but there are few opportunities to play for laughs.