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Robin Hood-did he exist?


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#31    0lly

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 03:44 PM

 Frank Merton, on 04 August 2013 - 03:26 PM, said:

That did not impress me.  It could be coincidence, fraud, or just an invention.  I'm not saying someone with such a name might not have existed, but that the stories do not need a historical core to get started.

I won't argue with that, I'm just sorry you feel unable to accept that some myths, like childrens nursary rhymes even, are based on real events.


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Posted 04 August 2013 - 03:49 PM

You are putting words into my mouth and I don't appreciate it.  Myths can have a historical kernel, but I only say it is a waste of time to try to find out.


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Posted 04 August 2013 - 03:56 PM

 Frank Merton, on 04 August 2013 - 03:49 PM, said:

You are putting words into my mouth and I don't appreciate it.  Myths can have a historical kernel, but I only say it is a waste of time to try to find out.

I agree it would be a waste of time if you were not sucessful.


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Posted 08 August 2013 - 01:21 PM

I'm not sure if I posted my web-site about Robin Hood, so here goes. It just has the basic facts so as to keep it short but I hope you enjoy the quick read. Thank you.

http://robinhood-loxley.weebly.com/


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Posted 08 August 2013 - 02:12 PM

Unfortunately web sites exist that prove or disprove almost any hypothesis.


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Posted 08 August 2013 - 03:31 PM

 Frank Merton, on 08 August 2013 - 02:12 PM, said:

Unfortunately web sites exist that prove or disprove almost any hypothesis.

This is a website with a difference, unlike other web sites, this is the only one that has a contemporary reference to him, which is something that is required by academics and historians.

Edited by 0lly, 08 August 2013 - 03:34 PM.


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Posted 08 August 2013 - 04:10 PM

I'm underwhelmed.  I don't care to bother with all the possible reasons for why this is meaningless, perhaps because it would be a long list and because obviously you are such a believer it would be a waste of my time.


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Posted 08 August 2013 - 04:14 PM

 BonecrusherPotlessjinxpotl, on 12 February 2013 - 02:13 PM, said:

It dosn't matter if it's true or false..

It's a fable that ends up a good morality tale for our times.

However it's one of the first signs of communism I've seen.
You must have missed the Book of Acts then. The early Christians were very communistic.


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Posted 08 August 2013 - 04:38 PM

 flbrnt, on 08 August 2013 - 04:14 PM, said:

You must have missed the Book of Acts then. The early Christians were very communistic.
For a very short period, and we have no reason to believe that the book of Acts is historical; as a source it is too full of wonder stories.


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Posted 09 August 2013 - 03:37 PM

Well I guess they were just a bunch of Hoodies running around in Sherwood Forest causing all kinds of mayhem with Robin as their leader,that fat old git Tuck the local vicar,  and John Little the heavy, with Much the miller supplying the bread.Not forgetting Maid Marion (you gotta have a girl in the story),she was Robins girl friend who spied on the local Sheriff, who was a right maniac.

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 04:01 PM

Frank, troll harder. Did you tell those kids to stay off your lawn yet?





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