Robin Hood News-Line:

The Worthies of England Vol 2

Debra Wetherbee in Afghanistan brought the following Robin Hood poem to our attention, which she found when she was researching her family ancestry. The poem appeared in "THE WORTHIES OF ENGLAND" Vol.2" by Thomas Fuller, which was published in 1811.

The section relating to Nottinghamshire included this verse:

"From wealthy abbots chests, and churls abundant store,
What oftentimes he took he shared amongst the poor:
No lordly bishop came in lusty Robin's way,
To him before he went, but for his pass must pay:
The widow in distress he graciously relieved,
And remedied the wrongs of many a virgin grieved."