Robin Hood: a legendary Hero Long ago, the King Richard the Lion-Heart left for the Holy Land on a great Crusade. During his absence, prince John his greedy brother, usurped the crown. Sheriff of Nottingham, with the help of his guards, collected high taxes to Prince John and he was really ruthless. Robin Hood was the peolpe’s only hope. He robbed from the rich to feed the poor. He was beloved by all English people. He lived in the Sherwood forest with his Merry Men. The first stories of Robin Hood were passed orally and with medieval ballads. The first reference of Robin Hood is in a poem written around 1377 AD. There is a character named Sloth that says “I know rhymes of Robin Hood better than Paternostro ..." For years, historians have been studying if Robin was a real figure or a legendary figure. Probably Robin Hood was an outlaw named Robert Hode. It’s more difficult understand how 'Robinhood‘ became the nickname used by court officials to indicate any lawless. For example, a man named "William Robinhood" was tried for theft in 1261. Today, in the USA, the criminals are sometimes called 'hoods'. Robin is associated (as the Saxon rebels) to life in the forest. The legend of Robin seems to coincide with Robin Duke of Huntigdon, who lived at the time of the Norman Conquest, who died before 1100, whose tomb (or supposed) to Kirklees is engraved the following inscription: Robert Earl of Huntingdon Lies under this little stone. No archer was like him so good; His wildness named him ROBIN HOOD. For thirteen years, and something more, These northern parts he vexed sore. Such outlaws as he and his men May England never know again Robert Duca di Huntingdon Giace sotto questa pietra Nessun arciere fu pari a lui Per la sua natura fu detto ROBIN HOOD. Per tredici anni e più Queste terre del nord egli rese aride. Fuorilegge come lui ed i suoi uomini Possa l’Inghilterra non vederne più. On April 2011 was found a tomb, probably it would host spoils of legendary hero Robin Hood. A historic says that is the place where was buried the most famous popular figure of English tradition. Baldwin, a university teacher, says that the person buried in this tomb is Roger Godberd who inspired the legend of Robin Hood. Godberd lived between 1230 and 1290 and was tried of a series of crimes across the country: the crimes and the places where they were done are the same as Robin Hood. Godberd led a band of men, responsible of theft, arson and even murder.