1381 - Robert Hood of Coventry (2)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Date 1381
Topic Robert Hood of Coventry commits assault
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By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2015-08-29. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2015-09-26.


Item presentant quod Robertus Hood et lohannes Leycestre gurdeler die Iouis proximo ante festum sancti Nicholai anno regni Regis Ricardi secundi post conquestum quinto apud Couentre noctanter insultum et vnum homsokon fecerunt in Iohannem Burtenham taillour et ipsum verberauerunt et male tractauerunt contra pacem domini Regis.

[IRHB translation:]
Also they represent that on the night of the last Thursday before the feast of St Nicholas in the fifth year of the reign of king Richard, the second after the Conquest, Robert Hood and John Leicester, girdler, at Coventry assaulted and made hamsoken on John Burtenham, taylor, and beat and mistreated him contrary to the king's peace.[1]

Source notes

Kimball et al. (1939), p. 59: The assault happened on the last Thursday before St Nicholas's day in 5. Richard II [= 29 November, 1381].[2] The inquisition took place on Dec. 10, 1381.
Kimball et al. (1939), p. 56, summarize as follows: "Robert Hood and John Leycestre girdlemaker at night assaulted and made hamsoken on John Burtenham tailor, beating and maltreating him."

IRHB comments

Also see IRHB entry 1381 - Robert Hood of Coventry (1).


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