I made a visit to what is left of Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire last week.
Sherwood Forest was one of the King’s largest hunting properties, many miles of deer park which was not all thick woodland. Some was open heath and grassland. At its largest it covered one fifth of the county of Nottinghamshire. The name Sherwood is first recorded in 958AD in the form Sciryuda meaning Woodland belonging to the Shire. more>>>
So Maid Marian was the original hug-a-hoodie girl?
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1 Nov 2011 Arthur Lincoln
I'm surprised you haven't mentioned the flamboyant Friar Tuck who, according to the recent BBC (Inform, educate and entertain) series, was an extremely well built martial arts expert of African ancestry.
1 Nov 2011 Esmerelda Weatherwax
Arthur - not even the thought of Richard Armitage in a black leather doublet for his role as Guy of Gisburne could bring me to mention that particular series.