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The REAL ROBIN HOOD - ROGER GODBERD

Robin Hood was real; his actual name was Roger Godberd. Robin Hood is just a name that was used to decribe a hood who was robbing people - A robbing Hood - but the name Robin Hood became associated - Roger "Robin Hood" Godberd.

Roger fought against the King of England for Simon de Montford - who was a French/British nobleman who first introduced the ideas of representative democracy to England in the 1200s. De Montford created the modern form of representative democracy.

The Baron Wars that Montford lead in the 1260s were the only reason the Magna Carter - originally signed in 1215 - was ever inforced. The Magna Carter was practically meaningless until Edward the III re-ratified it in 1297. After Simon De Montford was killed in 1265, Roger Godberd kept up the fight from Sherwood Forrest and helped make sure that representative democracy finally came to England in 1297.



Simon de Montford was a French-English nobleman who inherited the title and estates of the earldom of Leicester in England. Simon was descended from Jesus Christ and was secretly a Cathar Noble. (The illuminati falsely claim he took part in the crusades against the Cathars but that is all illuminati propaganda). De Montford led the rebellion against King Henry III of England during the Second Barons' War of 1263–64, and subsequently became de facto ruler of England and established a brief Representative Democracy in England in 1265. It was from this period that parliamentary representation derives.



Montfort used his victory to set up a government based on the provisions first established at Oxford in 1258. Henry retained the title and authority of King, but all decisions and approval now rested with his council, led by Montfort and subject to consultation with parliament. His Great Parliament of 1265 (Montfort's Parliament) was a packed assembly to be sure, but it can hardly be supposed that the representation which he granted to the towns was intended to be a temporary expedient. The list of boroughs which had the right to elect a member grew slowly over the centuries as monarchs granted charters to more English towns. (The last charter was given to Newark in 1674.)

The brief period of British Representative Democracy was cut short by Edward the 1st. Edward escaped from de Montford and began leading an army to restore full rule of the Monarchy. Prince Edward attacked his cousin, his godfather's son Simon's forces at Kenilworth, capturing more of Montfort's allies. Montfort himself had crossed the Severn with his army, intending to rendezvous with his son Simon. When he saw an army approaching at Evesham, Montfort initially thought it was his son's forces. It was, however, Edward's army flying the Montfort banners they had captured at Kenilworth. At that point, Simon realised he had been tricked by Edward.





In 1265 Roger Godberd was fighting for Simon de Montford against King Henry III in the Battle of Evesham. After Simon De Montford's downfall, Roger Godberd was outlawed. In October 1267, Godberd settled in Sherwood Forest and continued to fight against the Monarchy and taxation without representation. Roger lived there for years defying the authorities.



Nearly two centuries later, in 1446, Walter Bower claimed that Roger Godberd became an outlaw as a result of the Batttle of Evesham and lived in Sherwood Forrest and became the legendary Robin Hood of Sherwood Forrest.

Roger Godberd could call upon a hundred men, but was eventually apprehended in 1272. Reginald de Grey was the Sheriff of Nottingham at this time. Godberd was captured in the grounds of Rufford Abbey, and from there taken to Nottingham Castle, but managed to escape. A prominent local knight named Richard Foliot helped Godberd and his fellow fugitives escape, and helped protect them from the Sheriff. He continued to fight in the forest and was never apprehended again.