Robin Hood was from Kent - not Nottingham - historian claims
ROBIN Hood did not rob from the rich to feed the poor in Sherwood Forest – he was a freedom fighter attacking French invaders in Kent, a historian has claimed.
The legendary outlaw could have been William of Kensham, who fought a guerilla war against the French forces of Prince Louis who invaded England in 1216, according to Sean McGlynn.
Writing in the magazine History Today, Mr McGlynn says: "It's hard to find another contender for the Robin Hood story from this age or afterwards who is both a hero and an outlaw."
He suggested that William led a band of archers who attacked the French in the forests of the Kent Weald.
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