True History of Robin Hood
The popular story of Robin Hood immortalized by Hollywood is based on a play written by Shakespeare’s contemporary Anthony Munday in 1598. It tells the tale of a disinherited English nobleman who leads a band of outlaws in their fight against the ruthless Sheriff of Nottingham from the depths of Sherwood Forest. The story is set in the 1190s when King Richard I is away fighting in the crusades and his brother Prince John is left to rule England in his place.
Most historians who had previously searched for evidence of historical truth behind the story examined records from the reign of Richard I. As nothing conclusive was found, many believe that Robin Hood was nothing more than a myth. However, Graham Phillips uncovers evidence of an historical Robin Hood from an entirely different period.