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1592 - Talbot, Gilbert - To John Manners

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Date 1592
Author Talbot, Gilbert
Title Letter from Sir Gilbert Talbot to Sir John Manners of Haddon
Mentions Robin Hood and Little John [aliases of poachers or troublemakers]
Gilbert Talbot, 7th Earl of Shrewsbury

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2013-07-26. Information from Robert Lynley. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-10-30.

Allusion

[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.[1]

IRHB comments

The writer of the letter, Gilbert Talbot (1552-1616) was 7th Earl of Shrewsbury (1590-1616). The recipient was his uncle Sir John Manners of Haddon (1527-1611).


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