Thursday, September 14, 2006

Edwinstowe Church where Robin Hood was married.

Robin Hood and Maid Marian were married under the arch of the doorway to the Church of St. Mary, Edwinstowe, this being the normal place for such a ceremony at that time. The church is situated just a few hundred yards from the Major Oak, Robin Hood's Tree, and the tower and parts of the northern nave date from Robin's time. In 1334 the vicar of Edwinstowe was convicted of trespassing in Sherwood Forest and killing the King's deer!
Edwinstowe was named in honour of King Edwin of Northumbria, killed in the Battle of Hatfield (633 AD), and subsequently buried in a forest clearing here. St Mary's Church (not to be confused with the St Mary's Church in Nottingham), was later built on that site. Edwinstowe village is popular place for its links to the Robin Hood legend, and features an impressive statue of Robin proposing to Marian, as well as the Sherwood Visitor's Centre on the route to the Major Oak.
Above: Robin Hood marries Maid Marian. A plaque on Nottingham Castle Wall.
For more pictures of Robin Hood with Maid Marian click THIS LINK, THIS LINK and THIS LINK.

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