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Did Robin Hood really exist?


Legend has it that Robin Hood was a outlaw living in Sherwood Forest with his ‘Merry Men’. He was also have said to rob the poor and give to the rich. There are several versions of the Robin Hood story.

Arguments For

According to, Ben Johnson said that the first known literary reference to Robin Hood and his men was in 1377.  The British Museum also have an account of Robin’s life which states that he was born around 1160 in Lockersley (most likely modern day Loxley) in South Yorkshire. Another chronicler has said that he was a Wakerfield man and took part in Thomas of Lancaster’s rebellion in 1322. One well known story about Robin that places him in Whitby Yorkshire, is about him and Little John having a friendly archery contest. Both men were skilled at archery and from the roof of the Monastery they both shot an arrow. The arrows fell at Whitby Lathes, more than a mile away. Afterwards the fields where the arrows landed were known as Robin Hood’s Close and Little John’s Close. Robin became a well known hero because of giving to the poor and downtrodden peasants.

Arguments Against

According to BBC NEWS CHANNEL, Professor Stephen Knight has been researching for 20 years of his life about Robin Hood in order to find this information. He has gathered a whole library of books, videos and lectures on two university courses on the noble outlaw. He says the “Hood “myth” is reinvented when people feel they are being oppressed by their own version of the Sheriff of Nottingham.” And thinks that Robin Hood is not real.


i think that Robin Hood does not exist, because the site BBC NEWS CHANNEL is the most reliable as i have trusted BBC NEWS before, and have never used the site But on the other hand BBC NEWS says the man, Stephen Knights has based his research on videos and some of the time some videos are not reliable ,but he has also based his information on books and lectures .So he has used different sources to complete his task which i personally think is correct.

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  1. Isabella, should be very proud of your Robin Hood podcast project! It was very well constructed and you manage to find a variety of reliable sources that helped to inform your conclusion. You worked very hard throughout the course and clearly understand the objective of only trusting sources of information on the Internet that are reliable and have been cross-referenced. BLOB!

  2. Isabella, I really enjoyed your Blog post and Podcast you talked about your point of view . But in the Arguments For paragraph you do not need to put the .com at the end.

  3. Well done Isabella a very well written podcast I like the content in the podcast but make sure you pay attention when you are writing as you put rob the poor and give to the rich.

  4. Like it!!!
    WWW: Talked very well(very easy to hear. Not too fast or slow.)
    EBI: In your conclusion I think you should not only talk about BBC that made you think that Robin Hood does not exist.

    By Sorato

  5. Well done Izzy.
    Next time mabye for your aguments for you should put in more websites, because you only put in one website.

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