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Origin

One of Robin's first Merry Men, and in some tales the first Will Stutely is a character dating back to the old ballads.

Early Life

Will has been portrayed as having been Robin's Steward and therefore the first of the Merry Men, in his first portrayal he joined Robin's band after being rescued by the outlaw. He was the eldest of the Merry Men and one of Robin's trusted advisors.

Naming Little John

It was Will who gave John the sobriquet Little John upon the larger man's joining the Merry Men.

Later Life

He was pardoned when the king returned alongside the rest of the Merry Men.


Appearances in Media

Ballads:

  • Robin Hood Rescuing Will Stutly
  • Robin Hood and Little John

Film:

  • Robin Hood (1922) played by
  • The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men (1952) played by Bill Owen

Literature:

  • The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle

Television:

  • The Adventures of Robin Hood (1956) 1 episode
    • "A Guest for the Gallows" played by Robert Desmond

Comics:

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