Across centuries and many, many stories, the core of Robin Hood has stayed pretty much the same: he’s an outlaw and he steals from the rich to give to the poor. Other things have changed: sometimes he’s a peasant, sometimes the Earl of Huntingdon, sometimes he’s a she.

Compared to the more radical Robin Hood reimaginings the Robin Hood in my stories is modeled after the classics.

My Robin Hood is a peasant from the small village of Locksley. He’s a kind hearted man who saw that some of the men (it’s usually men in this point in history) in power were abusing the people around them. Instead of keeping his head down and taking the easy way out, he chose to stand up for himself and his fellow Saxons. He was declared an outlaw five years ago. He gathered around him a group of people, both men and women, whom he could trust. For three years, he’s been outwitting the sheriff and the king’s men. He has helped both Saxons and Normans. Among his Merry Men are a few Normans, which is something that the more hot-blooded Saxons don’t understand. He married his love Maid Marian two years ago. She lives in the forest with him and can use a quarterstaff and bow just as well as anyone else.

Robin wants adventure and fun. He’s more likely to use trickery than force, when possible. He loves to disguise himself and go to the Nottingham market or even a guest at the sheriff’s table.

And yes, he steals from the rich to give to the poor.