Robin Hood really William of Kensham?

William of Kensham was a resistance fighter in Kent, England who fought the French forces of Prince Louis in 1216, and he might, according to historian Sean McGlynn, be the basis for the Robin Hood myth.

In History Today, McGlynn wrote, "It's hard to find another contender for the Robin Hood story from this age or afterwards who is both a hero and an outlaw. In William we have both - a fĂȘted resistance fighter, loyally protecting the Crown, but also, from Louis' perspective, an egregious outlaw defying the righteous rule of the imposed new regime."