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History's Mysteries - The True Story of Robin Hood (History Channel)
History's Mysteries - The True Story of Robin Hood
History Channel
Genres: Television, Documentary
NR     2006     0hr 50min

Although Robin Hood is a much-loved tale that has enchanted countless generations of children, there has been little exploration into whether this mythical character actually existed. This History® presentation aims to set...  more »

     
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Movie Details

Genres: Television, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Television, Documentary
Studio: A&E Home Video
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 09/26/2006
Original Release Date: 01/01/2006
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 0hr 50min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Good, if you know little about the legend
H. Mayson | PORTLAND, OR USA | 03/03/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This documentary reviews the legend of Robin Hood. In it, there is debate on if Robin Hood was real, who he might have been, and where he actually might have lived. Did he live in Nottinghamshire, where Robin is comingly attached? Or did he live in Barnsdale located in Yorkshire? If you know very little about Robin Hood, then this is a great documentary, and you might not know as much as you think..."
Interesting and Fun
E. Morrison | 01/23/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Everyone knows the legend of Robin Hood, but was it based on a real person? And if so, does the legend hold true?

This documentary explores these questions, as well as other tidbits about the time period that I found quite interesting. For example, I have read of ha'pennies and farthings often, but I did not know anything more than that they were a smaller form of currency. But now I know exactly what they are!

The other reviewer is right, in that they don't go into a whole lot of detail, but the reason for that, as it's explained in the documentary, is that scholars still have a lot of work to do on the oldest documents of Robin Hood. They've been read, but not really studied as other medieval literature, such as the legends King Arthur, have. However, they do have a few 'suspects' in old records for who might be the real Robin Hood!

The documentary also goes into current attitudes in England (which are interesting, the two different towns that Robin Hood could have 'belonged' to argue over him!), and we even get a chance to hear from the current Sheriff of Nottingham! We get to see some of the annual Robin Hood festivals held over in England. (I want to go!)

Overall, a fun and interesting documentary. You might not learn a whole lot of new material, but this will help you add depth to the knowledge you do have."