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Posted By: Rob Naylor
24-May-10 - 02:52 AM
Thread Name: Robin Hood in the Crusades?
Subject: RE: Robin Hood in the Crusades?
I find the idea of him being dressed in red weird, too, but the early ballads are pretty clear on it...obviously others thought the same thing and "Lincoln Graine" morphed at some point into "Lincoln Green" (leaving Will Scarlett, presumably, as the token upholder of the original tradition :-) )

Yes, the Richard/ Robert confusion was eminently honkable, but I was pointing out that Don's additional Loxley/ Locksley transformation was unnecessary since Loxley village had a good claim on Mr Hood. As far as I know, there isn't any village spelled "Locksley" within a plausible distance of either a Yorkshire or Nottinghamshire setting.