Robin Hood blue plaque in Wentbridge

Robin Hood - Wentbridge.
One of the only place names that can be located in 'A Lytell Geste of Robyn Hode' (c.1492-1534) is the Sayles now known as Brockadale, Wentbridge. 'And walke up to Saylis, And so to Watlinge Stret (e), And wayte after some unkuth gest, Up chance ye may them mete'.

Robin Hood (spelled Robyn Hode in older manuscripts) is a heroic outlaw in English folklore, and, according to legend, was also a highly skilled archer and swordsman. Although such behaviour was not part of his original character, since the beginning of the 19th century he has become known for "robbing from the rich and giving to the poor", assisted by a group of fellow outlaws known as his "Merry Men". Traditionally, Robin Hood and his men are depicted wearing Lincoln green clothes. The origin of the legend is asserted by some to have been actual outlaws, or ballads or tales of outlaws.Robin Hood became a popular folk figure in the medieval period, continuing through to modern literature, films and television. In the earliest sources, Robin Hood is a yeoman, but he was often later portrayed as an aristocrat wrongfully dispossessed of his lands and made into an outlaw by an unscrupulous sheriff.

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