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Robin Hood was really from Kent not Sherwood, says study

Mar 10, 2013    

The real-life inspiration for Robin Hood - the heroic outlaw in English folklore - lived near Tunbridge Wells and not the royal Sherwood Forest, known for its association with the legendary figure, experts claim.Legend has it that Robin Hood robbed from the rich to give to the poor, resisted "bad" King John and hid out in Sherwood Forest.However, a new study by historian Sean McGlynn suggests Robin Hood actually preyed on French invaders, fought in support of the King and came from near Tunbridge Wells, in Kent, The Telegraph reported.McGlynn, an academic at the University of Plymout...

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