Robin Hood facts for kids
|Tales of Robin Hood and his Merry Men character|
Woodcut of Robin Hood, from a 17th-century broadside
|First appearance||13th/14th century AD|
|Created by||anonymous balladeers|
|Portrayed by||Robert Frazer
John Drew, Jr.
|Voiced by||Brian Bedford
Robin of Sherwood
Robin of Loxley (Locksley)
Robin de Courtenay
Sir Robert Hode
|Occupation||Variable: yeoman, archer, outlaw
Later stories: nobleman
|Affiliation||Loyal to Richard the Lionheart|
|Spouse(s)||Maid Marian (in some stories)|
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.
Images for kids
Robin Hood and Maid Marian
King Richard the Lionheart marrying Robin Hood and Maid Marian on a plaque outside Nottingham Castle
Blue Plaque commemorating Wentbridge's Robin Hood connections
Robin Hood Tree aka Sycamore Gap, Hadrian's Wall, UK. This location was used in the 1991 film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.
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