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“Lythe and listin, gentilmen,
That be of frebore blode;
I shall you tel of a gode yeman,
His name was Robyn Hode

One of the earliest known surviving Robin Hood tales.


The proud outlaw yeoman Robyn Hode stood in Barnesdale with his fellow outlaws and waylaid travelers, though not targeting farmers, stealing from those who lie to him about their possessions. He enters the service of King Edward for about a year. Robin then leaves for the greenwood once more and lives there for twenty two years before being killed by his own kin the Prioress of Kirklees who betrays him when he comes to her for aid.

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