Scholar thinks original Robin Hood may be from Kent, England

An English scholar and author has put forth the theory that Robin Hood was originally William of Keynsham, a bailiff who led a group of archers against the invading French in the woods near Sussex and Kent in 1216.

In a little known chapter in English history, English barons appeal to France in help in their war against King John, leading to a French invasion. Nottingham, the traditional and pop culture home of the Robin hood story, still figures prominently, as most of the fighting action took place at or near Nottingham, an important town in its day.

William of Keynsham was also was known as Willikin of the Weald.