In the early stories of Robin Hood there is no Maid Marian, no Friar Tuck, Robin doesn’t live in the time of bad Prince John, or the crusades, doesn’t lead a large and merry gang, and never robs the rich to give to the poor. Neil and Alice discuss the long-lasting appeal of this man with a bow and how he has changed over the centuries.
This week’s question
When do we find the first reference to Robin Hood in English literature? Was it in the…
a) 5th century?
b) 10th century?
c) 14th century?
You can hear the right answer at the end of the programme.