It might not have been his real name. Because the first name Robin and the surname Hood were so common in Medieval England, historians have theorised that this may have not actually been the historical Robin Hood’s (if he existed) real name, and as such this may be why the records do not list him under his famous moniker. It was fairly common practice for outlaws and other shady individuals to take on fake names in order to protect themselves during these times, so it is very plausible that this might be the case.
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