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Many people consider Robin Hood a hero He was definitely a hero to the peasants of Nottingham After all he stole from the rich and gave to the poor If I were poor he would have been my hero too But to the rich people of Nottingham he was nothing more than a criminal Im sure I wouldnt think too highly of someone that stole my money What Robin Hood never took into consideration was that even though the outcome was good the course of action he took wasnt right So was he a hero or a criminal Some people consider him a kind hearted hero Others think of him as a cold hearted criminal So which is it It all depends on your perspectiveThe legend of Robin Hood is one of the most famous legends around He is the subject of nearly forty English and Scottish ballads and numerous tales plays and films Wilhelm Robin Hood But a legend isnt always a fact Practically all that is known of the medieval legend of Robin Hood is derived from five surviving poems or ballads and a fragment of a play Holt 15 The first literary reference to Robin Hood is in 1377 Much of the social background in the early ballads resembles the 14th century But there are some reasons to believe that the Robin Hood legend was alive and well in the 13th century too Hence some historians like J C Holt prefer an earlier real Robin Hood Robin Hood-The Search for the Real Robin Hood 9 No one knows for sure if Robin Hood is even a real character According to one traditional story Robin Hood was actually the Earl of Huntingdon and his real name was Robert Fitzooth But many scholars believe Robin Hood is completely fictitiousRobin Hood 346 Roger Dodsworth one of the greatest figures of the antiquarian movement of the seventeenth century notedRobert Locksley born in Bradfield parish in Hallamshire
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