Robin Hood is perhaps the most famous member of English medieval folklore, after King Arthur and Merlin. He was the one who started the “Robin Hood” and the “thief with a heart of gold” trope in modern popular culture. The folklore usually depicted him with a bow and arrow and a band of “Merry Men” who lived in Sherwood Forest and spent their time stealing from the rich to give to the poor.
Robin Hood’s story is, however, just that – a story. It’s allegedly based on stories of real-life outlaws such as Eustace the Monk and William Wallace, although some historians claim that he was a real person.