Few stories have been told and retold as many times as the one of Robin Hood. From fairy tales and cartoons to major motion pictures, the tale of Robin Hood and his Merry Men has taken on a life of its own over the years. Each story is just a little different. Perhaps that is part of what keeps it fresh and interesting. But how much of the tale is true? Was there ever in fact a real person called Robin Hood? And did he indeed steal from the rich and give to the poor? This book examines what historians know about the man we call Robin Hood, and separates the facts from the fiction.