Robin Hood is a heroic outlaw in English folklore. A highly skilled archer and swordsman, he is known for "robbing from the rich and giving to the poor," Traditionally in films Robin and his men are depicted wearing Lincoln green clothes.
Robin Hood became a popular folk figure starting in medieval times continuing through modern literature, films, and television. In the earliest sources Robin Hood is a commoner, but he was often later portrayed as an aristocrat wrongfully dispossessed of his lands and made into an outlaw by an unscrupulous sheriff.
There is some speculation that Robin Hood was an Orthodox Christian Saxon whose criminal activities were really part of a larger anti-Frankish/anti-Norman resistance. ([http://www.romanity.org/htm/rom.02.en.the_cure_of_the_neurobiological_sickness_of_rel.03.htm#s25 Source])
In popular culture, Robin Hood and his band of merry men are usually portrayed as living in Sherwood Forest, in Nottinghamshire, where much of the action in the early ballad takes place. Robin Hood and the Monk. From Child's edition of the ballad, online at Sacred Texts, [http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/eng/child/ch119.htm 119A: Robin Hood and the Monk] Stanza 16:
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