Robin Hood 'from Kent' not Sherwood Forest, historian claims

Historians in the News
tags: France, Telegraph (UK), Robin Hood, Kent, Sherwood Forest

...New research suggests Robin Hood actually preyed on French invaders, fought in support of the King and – most shocking of all – came from near Tunbridge Wells, in Kent.

A historian believes he has identified the real-life inspiration for Britain’s most famous outlaw.

Sean McGlynn, an academic at the University of Plymouth and the Open University, has amassed evidence suggesting Robin Hood is based on William of Kensham, a largely forgotten 13th century forest bandit, who went by the alias Willikin of the Weald....

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