A Geste of Robyn Hode

"Lythe and listen gentilmen, that be of frebore blode,
I shal you tel of a gode yeman, his name was Robyn Hode".

 

 

One of the very first mentions of Robin Hood was in the William Langland poem "Piers Plowman" in 1377 and across the centuries his story has inspired classical poets such as John Keats and Alfred Noyes to the more contemporary present-day poets like Alan Dent and Steven O'Brien commenting on the Robin Hood Tax.

The fascination with the tales and the varied characters has always attracted creative poets, both professional and amateur and that legacy still continues as we often receive new and old Robin Hood-related poems and rhyming verse to add to the Society's ever-growing collection.