Ridley Scott, director of ‘Robin Hood’ starring Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett, examines
how the legendary hero is a composite of several historical figures.
Robin Hood was a legendary outlaw hero of a series of English ballads, some of which date
from at least as early as the 14th century. Robin Hood was a rebel, and many of the most
striking episodes in the tales about him show him and his companions robbing and killing
representatives of authority and giving the gains to the poor. Their most frequent enemy
was the Sheriff of Nottingham, a local agent of the central government (though internal
evidence from the early ballads makes it clear that the action took place chiefly in south
Yorkshire, not in Nottinghamshire). Other enemies included wealthy ecclesiastical landowners.
Robin treated women, the poor, and people of humble status with courtesy. A good deal of
the impetus for his revolt against authority stemmed from popular resentment over those
laws of the forest that restricted hunting rights. The early ballads, especially, reveal the
cruelty that was an inescapable part of medieval life.
The Real Robin Hood (2010) HDTV XviD-FQM
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Director: Ridley Scott