Robin Hood Summary

Topics: Robin Hood, Merry Men, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Pages: 2 (403 words) Published: April 29, 2013
Robin Hood and his Merrie Men

 Young Robin Hood, in love with Maid Marian, enters an archery contest with his father at the King's palace. On the way home his father is murdered by hench men of Prince John. Robin takes up the life of an outlaw, gathering together his band of merry men with him in Sherwood Forest, to avenge his father's death and to help the people of the land that Prince John are over taxing.

Life of the autor Trevor McDonald

Sir Trevor McDonald  (born George McDonald on 16 August 1939) is a Trinidadian-British newsreader and journalist. He had a long career as a news presenter with ITN. He is notable for having been the first black news reader in the UK, and for having won more awards than any other British broadcaster.McDonald was knighted in 1999 for his services to journalism. An accomplished journalist, he has penned several books, including biographies of cricketers Clive Lloyd and Viv Richards. His own autobiography, 'Fortunate Circumstances', was published in 1993.

ROBIN HOOD--Robin Hood is a legendary folk hero, a good-hearted outlaw who lives in England's Sherwood Forest and "robs from the rich and gives to the poor." He loves Maid Marian, leads a band known as the Merry Men (which includes Friar Tuck and the oversized Little John) and torments the evil Sheriff of Nottingham.

MAID MARIAN--is the love interest of the legendary English outlaw Robin Hood. Stemming from another, older tradition, she became associated with Robin Hood only in the 16th century

FRIAR TUCK--is one of the best-known members of Robin Hood's band, but like Maid Marian, he is not present in the earliest ballads.  And both Tuck and Marian only have one major appearance in any Robin Hood ballad, although there is a passing reference in a couple of others.

LITTLE JOHN--Little John is Robin Hood's lieutenant, his second-in-command. In the early ballads, he is nearly as important as his master.

WILL SCARLET--is a welcome member of the Merry Men...
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