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Historians claim Robin Hood was from Yorkshire

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Experts have claimed that Robin Hood did not live in Sherwood Forest, but instead was from Yorkshire.

According to historians, the famous outlaw who stole from the rich to give to the poor was not from Nottinghamshire but Doncaster or Pontefract and the earliest stories put his origins firmly in Barnsdale - on the border between South and West Yorkshire near Doncaster, the Daily Express reported.

Experts said that Hood's links to Yorkshire are far stronger historically, the oldest and most detailed stories give details of the north Doncaster and Pontefract area and in terms of where Robin and his men lived, history points to Barnsdale near Doncaster.

First Published: Wed, September 10 2014. 15:21 IST