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Did Robin Hood’s band meet here? In 2005, a husband and wife exploring Sherwood Forest discovered the remains of Thyngehowe, the name means thynge, thing, an ancient assembly of freeman. And howe, hill, a burial (fairy) mound beside the outdoor assembly. Thynghowe was used by Danish Vikings around 800 AD in what was then Danelaw, Danish occupied England. The hill indicates bronze age settlement about 4000 years ago.

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The forest haunt of Robin Hood still exists in Nottinghamshire England. The 1000-acre royal forest is now a tourist destination. The Major Oak is about 1000 years old and the reputed site of Robin Hood’s hideout.

 

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