A little history….
Before I moved to Texas I spent 11 years in Nottingham a place famously associated with the legendary figure of Robin of Loxley, more usually known as Robin Hood. Sherwood Forest is just a few miles north of Nottingham and of course the infamous Sheriff of Nottingham lived in Nottingham Castle where the photo on which my art is based was taken. Robin Hood’s statue stands near it’s gates.
Whether he was an actual person or an amalgamation of many different men he is often portrayed as “robbing from the rich and giving to the poor” alongside his band of Merry Men. Robin Hood became a popular folk figure in the late-medieval period, and continues to be widely represented in literature, films and television. you can still visit the huge oak tree in Sherwood Forest, where he supposedly sheltered and each year there is a Robin Hood Festival and my children and their friends enjoyed dressing up in medieval-style clothes and playing and picnicking in the forest.
This note card also comes as a print or as part of a set of six cards : British telephone boxes, British Robin, Windsor Castle, Brollies, Robin Hood, British confectionary.