The Sheriff of Nottingham

Real Name: Uncertain (the Sheriff's name is usually not mentioned in the stories - there is a list of real life sheriffs who might have inspired Robin's nemesis here. Records from 1266 mention the then Sheriff William de Grey taking on outlaws in Sherwood. In the early 20th century novel by E. Charles Vivian and the 1980s Robin of Sherwood TV series, the sheriff's real name is Robert de Rainault.)

Identity/Class: Normal human

Occupation: High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire

Affiliations: Guy of Guisborne, Prince John

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

Known Relatives: None;
(in Robin of Sherwood tv series: Abbot Hugo de Reinault (brother))

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

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



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


Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.

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