“Robin Hood's Golden Prize”


Robin, disguised as a friar, asks alms of two priests in the wood. They claim that they were robbed and have nothing. Robin follows them and forces them to reveal the gold they are carrying. He makes them vow never to lie or cheat in the future


For background on the Robin Hood legend, see the notes on "A Gest of Robyn Hode" [Child 117]. - RBW


  1. Child 147, "Robin Hood's Golden Prize" (1 text)
  2. Bronson 147, comments only
  3. Leach, pp. 420-422, "Robin Hood's Golden Prize" (1 text)
  4. OBB 123, "Robin Hood's Golden Prize" (1 text)
  5. BBI, RZN11, "I have heard talk of Robin Hood"
  6. Roud #3990
  7. BI, C147


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1656 (Stationer's Register)