Question by  fervidbulldog (34)

Is the story of Robin Hood a fact or a myth?


Answer by  graycat (174)

There is no real historical evidence that the legend of Robin Hood is based on one person. Originally the name may have just been a synonym for robbers or outlaws in the area. Even contemporary sources mention him as "popular opinion". There is one source that claims he was the Earl of Huntington, but it is much disputed


Answer by  JodiJ (312)

This has been debated over and over but in the end there is no real proof that it is a historically accurate account of anyone. Most literary authorities believe that it is a story meant to convey the struggle of the underdog against the corrupt authorities in a medieval setting.


Answer by  Aero (97)

Robin Hood did exist, but not in the way people know of him today. The movies that have come out in recent years give a more glamourized view to him.


Answer by  Anonymous

yes he exists. he is in movies. duh!!!!!! lol no robin hood did not really exist but king richard and prince john did. prince john signed the Magna Carta


Answer by  SD (54)

There is a big debate going on about this. There are many different versions of this story, but many researchers are also trying to figure this out themselves.


Answer by  Darkephoenix (1789)

Both. There actually was an individual whom the myth is based upon. However, his name was Robert, not Robin. He was a dishonored nobleman who was forced into stealing for survival. Hence robbing from the rich to give to the poor. The tale was simply embellished over the years.


Answer by  AvrilBey (474)

While Robin Hood is a folk hero, the veracity of the character and his exploits are unverifiable. There are many who believe they are based in fact, while others believe they are merely tales. There is no real way to validate either claim.

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