1804 - Miller, Edward - History and Antiquities of Doncaster and its Vicinity (1)
|Title||History and Antiquities of Doncaster and its Vicinity|
|Mentions||Robin Hood; Little John; Sherwood; Barnsdale; Robin Hood's Well (Barnsdale)|
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2020-06-19. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2020-06-19.
In his [i.e. Richard I's] reign lived Robin Hood and Little John, who, with a hundred stout fellows more, molested all the passengers who fell in their way, yet only robbed and made prey of the rich. The forest of Sherwood in Nottinghamshire, and Barnsdale in Yorkshire, in the neighbourhood of Doncaster, were their principal places of resort. At Skelbrook, about five miles from Doncaster, in the road to York, is a well, now called Robin Hood's Well.
The wording might be taken to imply that 'Robin Hood's Well' was then a fairly new name. [Robin Hood's Well (Barnsdale)|This was not the case.]
- 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.
- Outside scope of 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.
- Miller, Edward. The History and Antiquities of Doncaster and its Vicinity, with Anecdotes of Eminent Men (Doncaster; London, ); see p. 39 n. (1).
- Sherwood Forest
- Barnsdale (Doncaster)
- Robin Hood's Well (Barnsdale)
- 1804 - Miller, Edward - History and Antiquities of Doncaster and its Vicinity (2).