Some of you took exception to hearing the late Mr Hood described as an armed robber. I did so, as in the accounts and films of Robin Hood that I have seen, taking money off successful local entrepreneurs at arrow point was an important part of what he did.
I freely accept that he might have also been an early member of a foreunner of UKIP, making a stand against European government in the form of the Sheriff of Nottingham, imported by the Norman invaders and given authority from the local castle. Like UKIP in a later age, his stand made no difference to the success and legitimacy of the European government imposed.
I also accept that he might have been an honourable outlaw, resisting unreasonable use of force and abuse of local power by an overmighty local official. Unfortunately there are so many different sightings and records of people who might have led to the legend we will never be able to be fair to the memory of one so elusive.