Robin Hood: The Hero of Sherwood Forest

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In the days of King Harry II, Robin Hood was an adventurous, kind gentlemen and good yeoman. For instance, he was the most courteous outlaw in all of Sherwood. Although he did steal from the rich to get his money, it was for a righteous purpose. There were many impecunious people in England, and Robin Hood provided for them. He never kept the money for his own selfish lusts or desires. When the tale of Robin Hood is told, it gives a clear perspective of his fearless, honest, and compassionate heart, making him a true hero. In the time of the great Robin Hood, there was a king who had certain forests set aside for his personal shooting of deer and other animals. No one was allowed to kill an animal in his royal forests or they would be put to death. This king, Harry II, had the greatest royal preserve in England, the great Sherwood Forest. He had specific men guarding each of his woods, and they were called foresters. In fact, they were of equal authority to the Sheriff of the town and the lord Bishop in his abbey. To everyone in the town, foresters were highly respected, almost royalty. In the Sherwood Forest was a man named Hugh Fitzooth, the head forester of that area. Hugh was very proud and grateful to have such a high ranking title and job for that era. He was now able to provide for his wife and his upcoming baby. In the year 1160, Hugh’s son had been born in the town of Lockesley and was called Rob of Lockesley. This boy was a wild, adventurous, healthy, young and strong stripling. As soon as he could walk, he was following his father out into the forest. He loved to be in the forest and as soon as his arm was strong enough, he was holding a bow and shooting straight arrows. On stormy days he would learn how to whi... ... middle of paper ... ...” Website Site Advantage. . • “The Real Robin Hood.” 2014. The History Channel Website. January 14, 2014, 12:01. . • Wright, Allen W. “Search for a Real Robin Hood.” Copyright 1997-2013. . • “Robin Hood: Fictional Outlaw/ Folk Hero.” Copyright 1998-2014. . • Hayes, Sarah. Robin Hood. New York: Henry Holt and Company Inc., 1989. • Storr, Catherine. Robin Hood. Austin: Belitha Press Ltd., 1984. • Ingle, Annie. Robin Hood. New York: Random House Inc., 1991. • McSpadden, J. Walker. Robin Hood. New Jersey: The Unicorn Publishing House, 1989. • “Robin Hood.” New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1961. Print. • Holt, James Clark. “Robin Hood.” New York, NY: Thames and Hudson, 1982. Print.

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