40 Facts About the Real Robin Hood

A painting of Robin Hood. Dave Draper Creations.

39. Like Most Legends, the Robin Hood Stories May Have Some Truth in Them

The Robin Hood legends are probably not factual accounts of events that happened or the life of a person who actually lived. However, like the tales of King Arthur, they do reveal essential aspects of Medieval history. Historians study the legends to better understand what Medieval life was like back then. That way, they can attempt to dissect the fact from the fiction.