Notts: Historical storyteller may hold key to Robin Hood secrets

The Robin Hood festival at Sherwood Forest.

The Robin Hood festival at Sherwood Forest.

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With the thirtieth anniversary of the Robin Hood Festival set to rake place in August, Nottinghamshire County Council may have just found the person that holds the key to the legendary outlaw.

Robert of Wentbridge, or Ralph Needham of Mapperly, does not raise many eye brows as he traipses around in brown hood, green tunic and fawn hose in Medieval England, but a short time with the storyteller reveals that he has much more up his sleeve.

Robert of Wentbridge is full of stories and fables that hold the key to much of the mystery that surrounds Nottingham’s greatest outlaw... Even how he may have died.


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