|Events||Fee for becoming a burgess paid to my lord Robin Hood.|
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2017-01-24. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2019-05-30.
[6th May 1555:]
The quhilk day, Robert Murro wes creat burges and mad his aith as vse is, and fand his hand and his land to do thai thingis that concernit till his aith . . . and to pay his burges siluer to my lord Robene Hude.
Marginal note: Murro burgen. Robene Hude",
On 20 April 1472, "was made burges John Necoll, and hys fredom gewyn to John Morchowson abbot of vnrest in that tym", thus sometime during the intervening years Robin Hood replaced the Abbot of Unreason as lord of the festivities or lord of misrule.
Lists and gazetteers
- Lancashire, Ian, compil. Dramatic Texts and Records of Britain: a Chronological Topography to 1558 (Cambridge, 1984), No. 1711.
- 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, see p. 276, imprecisely refers to this as "Peebles. R. H. in May-Game" [sic].
- Mill, Anna Jean. Mediæval Plays in Scotland: Thesis Submitted for the Degree of Ph.D. of the University of St. Andrews, July 1924 (St Andrews University Publications, No. XXIV) (Edinburgh and London, 1927), p. 263.