Search for a
Real Robin Hood

by Allen W. Wright

Was Robin Hood real?

For centuries people have asked that.

Here's a look at real outlaws that may have inspired or been inspired by Robin Hood and the Merry Men, and historical information on the real Sheriffs of Nottingham, kings of England and others.

Prepare for the quest to find that elusive outlaw of Sherwood and Barnsdale, and you might discover the facts behind the folklore.

Start your search                           

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Note: The search for a real Robin Hood is but a minor part of Robin Hood studies. The character that has delighted us for generations is a literary character. For a more advanced look at how the legend has changed over time, please visit other sections of this website.

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The Robin of Sherwood photos are courtesy Spirit of Sherwood and used with permission