Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Friar Tuck gallery

Top: from Robin Hood Prince of Thieves. Above: Kenneth Gilbert as Friar Tuck in Wolfshead.
Above: Eugene Pallette as Friar Tuck in The Adventures of Robin Hood.
Middle and below: The great James Hayter as Friar Tuck in the Disney production The Story of Robin Hood .

The story of Robin Hood would not be quite the same without the greedy cantankerous Friar Tuck among Robin's outlaws, the Merry Men. In recent times he has been viewed as a politically incorrect figure, when in 2006 the BBC failed to include him in their cast for "Robin Hood"
 For more information about Friar Tuck click here. To see how Friar Tuck met Robin Hood click here and to see where the real Friar Tuck lived as a hermit by a wWell, click here. To see two other locations often associated with the real Friar Tuck click here and here.

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Blogger robin hood said...

Friar Tuck has always been one of the most popular and highly respected characters in the legend of Robin Hood. There was never anything politically incorrect about the affection and regard he was always afforded for his ability as a swordsman, spiritual adviser, and lawyer. In recent times concern has been expressed that he was regarded as a Billy Bunter type; a figure of fun. This is absurd and totally incorrect.

12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

true robin hood was a real person i have his true history. ITS nothing like portrayed in the movies its way better; his real namne was robin fitzooth he was a very tall man over 6ft very lean but very strong he had eagle eyes; the true storey is to long to tell here; a big battle was fought in sherwood between robins outlaws and the sheriffs soldiers hundreds of the sheriffs soldiers were killed never again did the sheriff send his soldiers into sherwood to get robin; robin was posioned by a woman cousin of his and died he is buried in loxley; as little john is too;

6:30 PM  
Blogger robin hood said...

thanks anonymous.

If you go to my main Robin Hood blog, on the sidebar you can see a loink to an arial photo where Robin Hood was killed. The woman you mention was a Prioress.

12:54 PM  

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