Allan A Dale

Real Name: Allan a Dale

Identity/Class: Normal human

Occupation: Minstrel, outlaw

Affiliations: Robin Hood and his "Merrie Men" (including, but not limited to Little John, Will Scarlet, Friar Tuck, Much the Miller's Son, "Maid" Marion)

Enemies: Sheriff of Nottingham, Guy of Guisborne, Abbot of St. Mary's - York, Bishop of Hereford, Prince John

Known Relatives: Ellen a Dale (wife)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire; Nottingham; Barnsdale, Yorkshire; Loxley.

First Appearance: c.1200 -1400 A.D. (same as Robin)

Powers/Abilities: Minstrel. Some legends make him a capable fighter and woodsman, though rarely as good as the other Merry Men.

History: Allan A Dale was a minstrel whose songs and music were regularly heard throughout the leafy splendour of the Greenwood. Robin first encountered a broken-hearted Alan. Alan's girlfriend (called Ellen most often, but it is variable) was forced to marry a cruel, old knight. Disguised as a harper, Robin interrupted the wedding and rescued Ellen. Alan and Ellen were married by Friar Tuck.

Comments: Allan a Dale also turns up in Ivanhoe.

Thanks to Allen Wright for providing information for this page. Check out his Robin Hood website.


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