Friday, May 26, 2006

Robin Hood and his bow.

Robin Hood's longbow was made of the finest English Yew, a wood noted not only for its strength and flexibility, but also for its medicinal, spiritual, and symbolic connotations. For more details about the Longbow and the bow Robin Hood probably used click on THIS LINK and THIS LINK.

Top to Bottom: John Derek, Errol Flynn, Richard Greene, Richard Todd, Michael Praed, Kevin Costner, Robin Dunne.

All versions of the Robin Hood story are reviewed on the Robin Hood website, and illustrated on the Robin Hood Pictures website.

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Blogger robin hood said...

Robin Hood drawing his bow, taking careful aim, is the iconic image of this outlaw archer; a thrilling moment which occurs in every film.

3:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Robin Hood didn't use a longbow, as longbows didn't exist in England until closer to the Hundred Years War... It was more likely a hunting bow.

7:37 PM  
Blogger John said...

he could of got his longbow from wales they made the longbow before the english and robin hood may have been around the same time as Edward 1 not king john ealer story's of robin hood say that

11:44 AM  
Blogger robin hood said...

Thanks for the input John. Very interesting thought.

10:47 AM  
Blogger Captain's Blog said...

Robin kept his arrows in his quiver of course.
I'm also curious if any one has watched the 90's cartoon series young robin hood? No one has posted any videos clips of it anywhere. not even youtube. I'm very disappointed.

8:07 PM  
Blogger Captain's Blog said...

Also what's your take on Detective Comic's Green Arrow(Oliver Queen /Connor Hawke)? Does he make a good connection to Robin Hood of Old to children enjoy superhero tales?
I think you should read some GA comics post a review on your blog.

4:19 AM  
Blogger robin hood said...

I've seen bits of Men In Tights. I thought it well below Mel Brooks standard. Not funny. (And hey, kind of sacriligious to Hoodies like me).

Green Arrow I was a HUGE fan of, especially in that 1969 / 70 era when drawn by neal adams. (I think those years are about right).

Then again in the mid 80s, when it had a very graphic (almlost adult) style.

I remember he lost an arm at some point in the late 80's / early 90s. Not read him now for ages.

2:36 PM  

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