“Robin Hood and the Golden Arrow”


The sheriff of Nottingham plots to catch Robin by means of an archery competition. Robin and his men go, but dress differently and scatter in the crowd, so are not recognized. Robin wins. To gloat, he sends a letter to the sheriff, by arrow.


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


  1. Child 152, "Robin Hood and the Golden Arrow" (1 text)
  2. Roud #3994
  3. BI, C152


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1777