Tales of the heroic and civic minded Robin Hood began taking their place in English folklore during the late middle ages. Stories of the swordsman who skillfully handled a bow and arrow and his band of Merry Men, fascinated townspeople as did the love story of Robin Hood and his Maid Marian.
Robin Hood has appeared in many forms from ballads to books. In 1938, "The Adventures of Robin Hood" became a big screen hit. The movie starred Errol Flynn as the title character and Olivia de Havilland as Maid Marian. Kevin Costner delighted movie goers in 1991 in the romantic drama, "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves."