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Robin Hood
Tales of Robin Hood and his Merry Men character
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Woodcut of Robin Hood, from a 17th-century broadside
First appearance 13th/14th century AD
Created by anonymous balladeers
Portrayed by Robert Frazer
Douglas Fairbanks
Errol Flynn
Cornel Wilde
Jon Hall
John Derek
Richard Todd
Don Taylor
Richard Greene
Giuliano Gemma
Sean Connery
Patrick Bergin
Kevin Costner
Russell Crowe
Taron Egerton
Cary Elwes
Patrick Troughton
David Watson
Martin Potter
Michael Praed
Matthew Porretta
Jonas Armstrong
John Drew, Jr.
Arthur Bourchier
James Booth
M. Pokora
Boris Khmelnitsky
Tom Riley
Jason Connery
Voiced by Brian Bedford
Kazue Ikura
Thor Bishopric
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Aliases Robyn Hode
Robin of Sherwood
Robin of Loxley (Locksley)
Robert Fitzooth
Robin de Courtenay
Sir Robert Hode
Robert Huntingdon
Occupation Variable: yeoman, archer, outlaw
Later stories: nobleman
Affiliation Loyal to Richard the Lionheart
Spouse(s) Maid Marian (in some stories)
Religion Christian
Nationality English
Robin Hood Memorial
A statue of Robin Hood near the castle in Nottingham

Robin Hood is a folk hero from the Middle Ages. He is a legendary person whom people have told stories about for many years. Robin Hood is one who still remains popular. His story has been featured in books, plays, movies and cartoons as well.

There are many variations of his stories. Usually, Robin Hood is an outlaw who lives in Sherwood Forest near the town of Nottingham, England. His enemies are Prince John (who is temporarily on the throne because his brother, King Richard the Lionheart is away in the Middle East fighting in the Crusades), and the corrupt Sheriff of Nottingham, who abuse their powers and take money from the people who need it. Robin Hood uses his archery skills and his wits to steal the money back, and return it to the poor. Accompanying Robin are his faithful followers The Merry Men. They include Little John. Much the Millers son, Will Scarlet, Friar Tuck and Alan a Dale.

In the media

There have been many movies about Robin Hood, including "The Adventures of Robin Hood" starring Errol Flynn. In the 1970s, Disney made a movie where the characters were shown to be animals. Robin and his lover (Marian) are foxes.

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