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Thread #129653   Message #2913015
Posted By: A Wandering Minstrel
24-May-10 - 07:44 AM
Thread Name: Robin Hood in the Crusades?
Subject: RE: Robin Hood in the Crusades?
The tradition of archers wearing green dates back to Chaucer...

"And he was clad in cote and hood of grene.
A sheef of pecok arwes, bright and kene
Under his belt he bar ful thriftily,
(Wel koude he dresse his takel yemanly:
Hise arwes drouped noght with fetheres lowe)
And in his hand he baar a myghty bowe."