Robin Hood was a young man who lived during the reign of the Norman king Richard I called the Lion-Hearted. Robin was the son of the Earl of Huntingdon.
While Robin Hood was at the Crusades John the Lackland King Richard’s brother, killed many Saxon nobles and took their lands.
Among these nobles there was also the Earl of Huntingdon.
When Robin returned to England, King John’s soldiers tried to imprison him, but he succeeded in hiding in Sherwood Forest where he was compelled to live as an outlaw.
In the long run many rebels joined Robin who became the chief of a powerful band of outlaws.
Robin and his friends robbed the rich to help the poor. That’s why they were very popular and were always helped to escape from the King’s soldiers.