My daughter, Adele, just put an amazing post together summing up a lot of her deep research into the origins of Robin Hood.
And she comes to VERY different conclusions from Stephen Lawhead, who places him in Wales shortly after the Norman invasion for his King Raven series.
Also, she has applied her understanding of Robin Hood to the current election in this post here. A lot of people are saying that Obama is a modern day Robin Hood, and Adele digs right in and analyzes the truth of the matter.
Take a look, and pass on the links!