Short Essay Questions Key
1. For what two reasons did the Sheriff of Nottingham vow to bring the outlaw Robin Hood to justice?
The Sheriff of Nottingham vowed to bring in Robin Hood, not only for the reward, but also for vengeance on his fallen friend. The reward on Robin's head was for two hundred pounds, as not only did he kill a man but poached on the king's deer. The fallen forester that Robin had slain was also family to the Sheriff.
2. For what kinds of reasons were the people who joined Robin's band outcasts?
The people of Robin's band had been outcast for many reasons. Some had shot deer while hungry in the winter, some had been deprived of their inheritances, and their farms added to the kings lands, and still others had been ruined by a great baron or a rich abbot or a powerful esquire. Many through situations out of their control had joined Robin's band.
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