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Thread #129653   Message #2912966
Posted By: Dave the Gnome
24-May-10 - 04:35 AM
Thread Name: Robin Hood in the Crusades?
Subject: RE: Robin Hood in the Crusades?
Now, here's a strange co-incidence I have never noticed before. Loxley is almost equidistant between Gisburn and Nottingham. Around 50-something miles from each as far as I can see. Must have some sort of meaning in all these legends. Maybe it was a stopping of point for the Sherrif of Nottingham on he way to see his pal, Guy? Or vice-versca. They must have seen ol' Rob's gaff and thought "'ere - I fancy that place" - and nicked it! Worth including in any retelling anyway (remember to credit me with the idea!)

On the 'green' bit - Is it not more likely that the legend of the green man is the source rather than some cloth that was momentarily fasionable in court circles?