Robin Hood in Waltham?

Robin Hood in Waltham?

Russell Crowe may be generating headlines as the latest Holywood incarnation of Robin Hood. But the Aussie boozer and womaniser has nothing on the really hard men who roamed the forests around Waltham in the early 1400s.

Sir Eustace Folville has one of the best claims to the title of the real Robin Hood. Son of a wealthy land-owner who was made outlaw after killing an unpopular nobleman, he captured one of the king’s justices of the peace on the roads around Waltham, successfully ransoming him for 1200 marks

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