Speaking of archery, one of the most famous legendary figures of all time, Robinhood, was reputed to have been a master archer. Was he real, mythical, or a combination of both? The earliest references to Robin Hood are not found historical records. Neither are they recounted in ballads telling of his many exploits. Various works from different writers have bits and pieces of information dating as early as 1228. The names ‘Robinhood’, ‘Robehod’ or ‘Robbehod’ are found in the rolls of several English judges. These do indicate a historic person.
Some of the first Robin Hood tales are William Langland’s Piers Plowman stories in which a character confesses: “I know not perfectly my Pater noster as the priest singeth,/ But I know rymes of Robyn Hood and Randolf Erl of Chestre.” Implicating that the priest character is a slackard in learning his prayers, but avid in memorizing stories of Robin Hood, seems to be the case.
So, here is an infographic that might shed some light on the reality of Robinhood. Click to expand! Enjoy it:
You don’t need a noble thief to protect your family from crime, as long as you have a home security camera.