Stephen Colbourn "Robin Hood"

Stephen Colbourn "Robin Hood"

Stephen Colbourn "Robin Hood"

 

Stephen Colbourn

The stories of Robin Hood are very old. They are ‘folk stories’ - stories which people have told to each other over the last 800 years. Children heard the stories from their parents and then they told them to their own children. Slowly, over the centuries, tales about Robin Hood - the forest outlaw - were collected and written down. They were turned into songs and poetry, and more recently into plays, television dramas and films. Robin Hood was not a ‘real’ person, but there are many other real people from history in the stories. King Henry II, King Richard and the Sheriff of Nottingham, were real people. Sherwood Forest is a real forest.

 

Text Analysis: Unique words: about 1,400 Total words: about 13,830
Hard words: outlaw, Sheriff, invade, common, deer, baron, archer, knight, contest, crown, compete, target, paces, clearing, ale, aim, realize, barber, shield, slope, horn, broad, ox, abott, razor, monk, abbey, whip, miller, surround, bow, justice, harvest time, disguise, steward, hood, round, harp, minstrel, supper, friar, bishop, pawn, wound, kneel

 

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