||[Jan. 24th, 2007|11:58 am]
Transcripts of BBC's show Robin Hood
Canon and Historical Timeline
This is an attempt at a timeline for the series. It's been compiled from various sources and I have to admit I didn't check the online sources for accuracy or correctness. Furthermore, I am sure I missed several references made in the show - so any comments on this are muchly appreciated.
~ 12 years before the series: John is believed to be dead/becomes an outlaw [1-02: Little John does not know he has a son and Little Little John is about 11 years old - going by Clem Tibber's age]
5 years before the series: Robin and Much leave Locksley [Richard (not yet King) takes the cross in 1187; he sets out on the Third Crusade in the summer of 1190]
3 years before the series (winter of 1188/89): Guy of Gisborne comes to Locksley in order to run the estate [1-01: Gisborne tells Robin he's been running the estates under the Sheriff's guidance for "three years, four winters"]
3 years before the series: first appearance of the Nightwatchman [1-05: Marian tells her father she's been helping people far longer than Robin Hood, "three years"]
2 years before the series: Jane Scarlett dies of starvation [1-01: Dan Scarlett tells Robin about his wife's death]
1191: Gisborne tries to kill King Richard (wounds Robin) [Ep 1-08: flashback] [Richard I arrives at Acre in June 1191, Saladin surrenders on July 12, 1191]
~ 26-04-1192: Will You Tolerate This? [1-01: Robin reads the verdict at the hanging, stating the date]
02-09-1192: Richard I and Saladin agree on a three year truce
~ 08-09-1192: Tattoo? What Tattoo? [1-08: at the beginning of the episode Much states it's the King's Birthday]
~ Christmas 1192: Richard I is captured by Leopold V of Austria, near Vienna, sold to Henry IV
04-02-1194: Richard I is released
March 1194: Richard I returns to England
"Richard I of England", Wikipedia, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_I_of_England.
"Richard The Lionheart Massacres The Saracens, 1191," EyeWitness to History, www.eyewitnesstohistory.com (2001).
"English History: Richard the Lionheart", everything2, everything2.com/index.pl?node_id=1728574