Summary of “Robin Hood”

Summary of “Robin Hood”

Robin Hood – one of the few, together with King Arthur, the legendary hero of English ballads, who went beyond the framework of folklore and became an important cultural reality – on the topic of ballads about him are written secondary literary works, include performances, numerous films and the like.

A noble robber lived with his detachment in the Sherwood forest, hunted game, feasted, robbed the rich, gave the conquered to the poor, brought trouble to the foresters, the sheriff. Was there really Robin Hood? Scientists have conducted a number of studies and believe that the events described actually occurred during the reign of the kings Richard Lionheart, Henry III. V legendary Robin Hood has several historical prototypes that lived at different times and in different

places. According to one version – a Saxon nobleman, devoid of inheritance and lands, took part in a riot against the king. Others claim that he was the son of a miller or a free peasant.

There is a suggestion that a noble robber is a former serf. The judicial archives mention a resident of the city Robin Hood, who refuses to fight the Scots, and after the punishment of confiscation of the house, he went into the forest and engaged in poaching. There are references to Robin Hood and the archives of other cities. The name Robin Hood was common and popular in England. The exact place of his birth is unknown, although Locksley is traditionally the birthplace of the favorite of English folk ballads. In the Kirkley monastery there is a grave where “One who called himself Robin Hood” is buried. The name Robin Hood means a hood, hood or forest. The forest army of a noble robber consisted of several dozen free-range shooters who skillfully owned an onion.

They lived in the Sherwood forest, wore green clothes. There are about 40 ballads about Robin Hood. They are combined into two large series “A Little Song about the Life of Robin Hood” and “The Life of Robin Hood”.


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Summary of “Robin Hood”