Monday, March 23, 2009

Evidence of Robin Hood

TYWKIFWDBI reports that scholars at the University of St. Andrews have found documentation of the existence of Robin Hood. While searching through manuscripts from the 15th century, they discovered a snippet that seems to make a contemporary account of the famed Robin. The passage is very short, a mere 23 words, and reads:

""Around this time, according to popular opinion, a certain outlaw named Robin Hood, with his accomplices, infested Sherwood and other law-abiding areas of England with continuous robberies."
A different view of our popular hero, and just in time for the revisionist version of the legend due out in theaters.

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2 comments:

  1. This is really cool! When I was little my grandmother proudly showed me our family tree and pointed out that we were descended from King Richard the Lion Hearted, well, technically his brother, John, and I was so disappointed because I wanted to be related to Robin Hood instead. Then, she further shattered my dreams by telling me that Robin Hood wasn't real. Still not related to him, but at least he was real. That makes me feel better.

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  2. You might be interested in an interview we just posted with Julian Luxford, where he gives more details about his discovery. You can read it at http://www.medievalists.net/2009/03/25/interview-with-julian-luxford/

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