1592 - Talbot, Gilbert - To John Manners
|Title||Letter from Sir Gilbert Talbot to Sir John Manners of Haddon|
|Mentions||Robin Hood and Little John [aliases of poachers or troublemakers]|
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2013-07-26. Information from Robert Lynley. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-07-12.
[Nov. 24, 1592:]
Complaints have been made to me of the misdemeanor of Robert of Wostenholme, of Cautledge, who wears your cloth, for divers breaches of the peace and for shooting at red deer in these my woods, and after misdemeanours towards the game hereabouts, and not long since for entering into a quarrel with others hereabouts, wherein one other, calling himself Robin Hood and this fellow Little John, there had like to have been murder committed by them. I have bound him over to keep the peace for threatening my servant Sir Edward Harrop.
- Not included in Dobson, R.B., ed.; Taylor, J., ed. Rymes of Robyn Hood: an Introduction to the English Outlaw (London, 1976), pp. 315-19.
- Not included in Sussex, Lucy, compil. 'References to Robin Hood up to 1600', in: Knight, Stephen. Robin Hood: A Complete Study of the English Outlaw (Oxford, UK; Cambridge, Massachusetts: Blackwell, 1994), pp. 262-88.
- Maxwell-Lyte, H.C., ed. The Manuscripts of His Grace the Duke of Rutland, K.G., preserved at Belvoir Castle, vol. I (Historical Manuscripts Commission, Twelfth Report, Appendix, Part IV) (London, 1888), p. 305.