Robin Hood: Fact or Fiction?

discern fact
It is said that Robert Hode was was
outlawed for his participation in the
Peasants Revolt when he rebelled against
John Gisbourne, the corrupt Lord Mayor
of York. The sheriff was Ralph Hastings.
Robin was pardoned a few months later
by another sheriff, Sir John Saville whose
sister was a prioress at Kirklees Priory
where Robin Hood's grave is situated.
Other stories say a
man named Robin
Hood was an outlaw
in Sherwood Forest
and a coastal refuge
at what is now called
Robin Hood's Bay in
Or did it really
These stories go on about him and Little
John having a friendly archery contest. Both
men were skilled at archery and from the
roof of the Monastery they both shot an
arrow. The arrows fell at Whitby Lathes,
more than a mile away. Afterwards the fields
where the arrows landed were known as
Robin Hood's Close and Little John's Close.
A tale of his death speaks of Robin going
to his aunt’s house as he grew older and
ill. His aunt ended up stabbing Robin,
which led to his death. With his last
breaths, Robin asked Little John to hold
him up to the window, where Robin fired
off an arrow. Robin asked Little John to
bury him wherever the arrow landed.
This spot is where Robin Hood is now
thought to be buried.
 Robin
Hood with Russell Crowe -
 Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves –
 Disney’s Robin Hood -
 Robin Hood: Men in Tights -
 How
has Hollywood’s portrayal of Robin
Hood influenced our beliefs about the
 How are the films different? How are they
the same?
 Who are the films’ main
protagonist(s)/antagonist(s)? How are
they portrayed (look at clothing,
surroundings, dialogue, etc.)
 While
watching this
video from the 2010
Robin Hood, take note
of the situation and
the context for the
battle between Robin
Hood and the King.
We will use this
information later in
our assessment task.

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