“Robin Hood and the Valiant Knight”


The king sends a knight with 100 to arrest Robin. The knight goes alone to Robin to request surrender. Robin refuses and battle ensues. The knight (retires/is killed) but Robin, wounded, sends for a monk whose bloodletting ends his life. The men scatter.


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

Cross references


  1. Child 153, "Robin Hood and the Valiant Knight" (1 text)
  2. Bronson 152, comments only
  3. Roud #3995
  4. BI, C153


Author: unknown
Earliest date: before 1741