“Robin Hood and the Golden Arrow”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1777
Keywords: Robinhood contest disguise

Description

The sheriff of Nottingham plots to catch Robin by means of an archery competition. Robin and his men go, but dress differently and scatter in the crowd, so are not recognized. Robin wins. To gloat, he sends a letter to the sheriff, by arrow.

Notes

For background on the Robin Hood legend, see the notes on "A Gest of Robyn Hode" [Child 117]. - RBW

References

  1. Child 152, "Robin Hood and the Golden Arrow" (1 text)
  2. Roud #3994
  3. BI, C152