Famous Historical Figures That May Have Never Existed

The Legend of Robin Hood

The Legend of Robin Hood

Although he has been mentioned throughout history, historical evidence has been found that the name “Rabunhod” or “Robehod” is a term for some criminals, and was also adopted by other outlaws during the time. Also, although many researchers have attempted to identify him as a real individual, evidence continues to point back that he may have been a follower of King Richard the Lionheart and even possibly a member of the Knights Templar.

However, it is also speculated that the legend of Robin Hood may be based on a man named Fouke le Fitz Waryn who rebelled against King John, leaving his existence still in question.