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Sherwood Forest, stretch of hilly country, Nottinghamshire, central England, lying between Nottingham and Worksop, extending about 32 km (about 20 mi) from north to south and 8 to 14 km (5 to 9 mi) from east to west. It was formerly a royal forest and is associated in tradition with the legendary English outlaw Robin Hood. Of the original forest, only a few wooded areas remain. About 5060 hectares (about 12,500 acres), mostly of pine, are now under national ownership.

Robin Hood, hero of a group of English ballads of the late 14th or early 15th century. Robin Hood was portrayed as an outlaw who lived and poached in the royal forests of Sherwood, in Nottinghamshire, and Barnsdale, in Yorkshire. He robbed and killed those who represented the power of the government and the church and he championed the cause of the needy and oppressed. His band of comrades included Little John, Will Scarlet, and Friar Tuck. Although scholars disagree as to whether Robin Hood is a historical figure, the original ballads contain valuable information on the ideas and social conditions of medieval England. Robin Hood frequently reappears in the works of later writers, and in the 20th century he has been romanticized in numerous children's books, operettas, dramas, films, and television programs.

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