Welcome to the World Wide Robin Hood Society's "Many Faces of Robin Hood" website which has recently been updated in a brand new format that reflects the many ways in which the Robin Hood legend still has a lasting impact and influence in the 21st Century.
Ranging from its traditional historic roots through modern business and media practice to the contemporary arts, Robin Hood has become one of the most established and enigmatic figures in popular culture, even though the true origins of his legendary existence and who he really was still remains a mystery.
With a combination of articles, comment, opinion and news features, the new format website focuses on 22 distinct areas where the Robin Hood legend has influence and connections. It also provides a diverse information resource and a news and discussion outlet for members and interested enthusiasts.
The World Wide Robin Hood Society is an internet-based organisation that globally promotes the Robin Hood legend and its associations with Nottingham and Sherwood Forest. However, it is NOT a re-enactment group.
Founded in 1998 by a group of marketing, promotional and information technology professionals, it has developed one of the leading Robin Hood related websites that is used extensively by the UK and international media. The Society handles press and media enquiries; assists film and television production companies and co-ordinates research and requests for information from the travel and tourism industry, students and academics and individual visitors and enthusiasts. It provides a diverse information resource and the extensively used website averages around 1000 visits every day.
The organisation also maintains an established network of knowledgeable contacts and links with many Robin Hood related interests including: - the legend and its historical and academic associations; places of interest and tourist attractions; movies, television, documentary, DVD and computer game productions; literary, artistic, musical and dramatic connections; collectables and miscellaneous trivia; talks, guided tours and accommodation; costume and weaponry hire and re-enactment groups.
The Society has successfully campaigned along with other pressure groups on numerous Robin Hood related issues and also lent its support to various good causes and promotional initiatives. It is currently represented on Nottingham City Council's Castle Working Group and its associated Robin Hood Marketing and Communications Sub- Group. To help fund its activities, the Society seeks sponsorship where appropriate and also operates an on-line shop stocking gifts and souvenirs.