Who was the real Robin Hood?

Robin Hood and Maid Marion in the Bower, from Robin Hood, Louis Rhead, 1912 Public domain

Robin Hood-style characters have been showing up in literature since the 14th century. Historians disagree about whether there was any truth to the legend, and we're wondering: Was Robin Hood real, and if so, who was he?

Topics in this Podcast: Who was the real?, European history, outlaws, British history, history mysteries