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#678675 - 24th Mar 2012 12:10am Who was Robin Hood?
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Robin Hood is part of our heritage, but we are all still guessing who he might have been and when he was alive.
There are a few bits of information, which still don't prove very much.
I have been trying to uncover anything which may give some clues and have come up with a few facts that surround a particular person.
Has anyone got any ideas or thoughts about our Robin Hood, which you might like to share with us.

Looking forward to your comments! smile
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#678687 - 24th Mar 2012 2:32am Re: Who was Robin Hood? [Re: granny]
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Now... this is very interesting Granny, about 20 years ago my mum had her family tree done, i really dont know much more than im about to tell you but apparently my mums family the Corrigans were related to Robert The Earl of Huntington, now i know its not proven that he was Robin Hood but most places suggest that he was! Sorry i cant give you any more information on this, im just going on what i was told 20 years ago, the family tree was actually shown in Earlston Library, we actually had a good laugh at it at the time she told us.....

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#678693 - 24th Mar 2012 8:38am Re: Who was Robin Hood? [Re: granny]
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HE WAS RICHARD GREEN M8

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#678701 - 24th Mar 2012 9:08am Re: Who was Robin Hood? [Re: danyboy]
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Interesting , Richard Green eh??

Well I know I AM SPARTACUS.....!!!!


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#678720 - 24th Mar 2012 10:03am Re: Who was Robin Hood? [Re: granny]
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Please add name to list if you're Spartacus to prevent loads of "I'm Spartacus" posts - then we can sort this out in the arena

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#678735 - 24th Mar 2012 10:58am Re: Who was Robin Hood? [Re: derekdwc]
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Arena....What ones you know of round here Derek..??
If its out of town i will have to get the bus AND tell me mum!
I have a large back garden or could meet after the baths on Sunday on the waste ground round the corner (dont tell me mum tho, doesnt like me playing with the rough kids!)
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#678743 - 24th Mar 2012 11:36am Re: Who was Robin Hood? [Re: granny]
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Charing Cross used to be the Arena, I think it now depends on when you go up there.
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#678761 - 24th Mar 2012 1:23pm Re: Who was Robin Hood? [Re: granny]
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Apologies to granny for taking it further off topic, but a little devilish voice in my head kept saying "do it!do it!"

There'll be none of this nancy stuff with swords, tridents and nets.
I suggest the really hard stuff like Handbags at 10 paces, peashooters at 50 yards,conkers at 5 paces and tiddlywinks to name a few.


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#678789 - 24th Mar 2012 5:00pm Re: Who was Robin Hood? [Re: Tranquil]
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Now... had her family tree done, related to Robert The Earl of Huntington,


Robert the Earl of Huntington, did not exist. David of Scotland was a Scotish Prince & Earl of Huntington, during Richard the Lion Hearts reign. The name Robert came from a play in 1598 "The Downfall of Robert Earl of Huntingdon"
Someone must have got there trees muddled.

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#678796 - 24th Mar 2012 6:09pm Re: Who was Robin Hood? [Re: OxtonHill]
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Robert the Earl of Huntington, did not exist. David of Scotland was a Scotish Prince & Earl of Huntington, during Richard the Lion Hearts reign. The name Robert came from a play in 1598 "The Downfall of Robert Earl of Huntingdon"
Someone must have got there trees muddled.


TBH i really dont know, maybe they tried to put 2 and 2 together and got 8, it seems that way, but as i said it was something i was told years ago......
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#678798 - 24th Mar 2012 6:23pm Re: Who was Robin Hood? [Re: Tranquil]
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Now Spartacus....Hes real.....!! LOL
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#678800 - 24th Mar 2012 6:34pm Re: Who was Robin Hood? [Re: OxtonHill]
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quote"Robert the Earl of Huntington, did not exist. David of Scotland was a Scotish Prince & Earl of Huntington, during Richard the Lion Hearts reign. The name Robert came from a play in 1598 "The Downfall of Robert Earl of Huntingdon"
Someone must have got there trees muddled. [/quote]

Taken from Wikipedia

[Robin Hood's] death is stated by Ritson to have taken place on the 18th of November, 1247, about the 87th year of his age; but according to the following inscription found among the papers of the Dean of York...the death occurred a month later. In this inscription, which bears evidence of high antiquity, Robin Hood is described as Earl of Huntington - his claim to which title has been as hotly contested as any disputed peerage upon record.

Hear undernead dis laitl stean
Lais Robert Earl of Huntingun
Near arcir der as hie sa geud
An pipl kauld im Robin Heud
Sic utlaws as hi an is men
Vil England nivr si agen.
Obiit 24 Kal Dekembris 1247

This inscription also appears on a grave in the grounds of Kirklees Priory near Kirklees Hall


Edited by granny (24th Mar 2012 6:35pm)
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#678828 - 24th Mar 2012 9:50pm Re: Who was Robin Hood? [Re: granny]
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Granny, thank you for that information, obviously there have been many stories of who he was, but the information you have supplied us with matches what i was told....

Long Live Robin Hood!
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#678832 - 24th Mar 2012 10:20pm Re: Who was Robin Hood? [Re: Tranquil]
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Granny, thank you for that information, obviously there have been many stories of who he was, but the information you have supplied us with matches what i was told....

Long Live Robin Hood!


As you say ..long live Robin Hood. Thought you might be interested to see that bit of information but I have a different theory.
I think Robin Hood was William Wallace.
Now everyone can shout and say 'rubbish' but I am not on my own. My reasons will all be revealed at a later date.

Derekdwc, I don't mind what you post, it's all a bit of fun and changing the topic slightly, can sometimes add to the whole experience! How about that?
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#678839 - 24th Mar 2012 10:52pm Re: Who was Robin Hood? [Re: granny]
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Since the mid 13th century the name 'Robehod' or Robin Hood was used to describe any man who had been outlawed. For that reason, many indivuals have been associated with the name.

Personally, I like the idea that (like King Arthur) he is myth made manifest, and has more to do with pagan ideas of the Green Man rather than an real historical person.

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