I toured Sherwood Forest as a child. It was exciting for me to traipse where Robin Hood trod.
Yep. I'm one of those who believes he existed.
Perhaps we could at least agree his spirit exists. That which Robin Hood stands for.
A willingness to stand up for what is right and fight against the odds. A resolve to bring justice upon those who have been unjust.
Some claim, as with Braveheart, that people are ascribing modern concepts of Freedom to the legend. I don't think so.
I believe Freedom, though qualified even quantified, is Freedom. That we have a Constitutional Republic of course, is obviously something they were not officially conceiving at the time of 1200-1400.
Yet, one thing leads to another. And Freedom to be has always existed. It was not a common mindset in those days. But it was present and some of us ie ancestors conceived it. Rather I believe Freedom vs slavery has always been a dynamic and it may well be true that 'one thing at a time' was the course.
Now, with the advent of our Constitutional Republic, true independence can be achieved. Self determination is supposed to be the norm. It is our greatest gift to the world.
It has been subverted and has always been opposed by those who lust for power, control.
To be aware of this and to realize Freedom is ours and reclaiming the lost ground as far as the affairs of people are concerned, this is how Sherwood Forest is forever green and alive in heart and mind.
From the movie with Russell Crowe comes 'Rise Robin':
Rise and rise again,
Until lambs become lions.......
Get the movie, rent borrow buy (don't steal -s-)
Learn that it's NOT stealing to take back what is already ours.