Nottingham's tax collectors find it harder and harder to collect the county's levied assessments. When the Sheriff of Nottingham decides to make an example of Will Stukely, a poor farmer ... See full summary »

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Nottingham's tax collectors find it harder and harder to collect the county's levied assessments. When the Sheriff of Nottingham decides to make an example of Will Stukely, a poor farmer who could not pay his taxes, by hanging him, Robin Hood determines to rescue the young man by tricking the Sheriff into leaving the walled town, capturing him and offering to save his life in exchange for the condemned man's. Written by David Bassler

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Robin Hood captures the sheriff and offers to exchange him for a man who is to be hanged. The sheriff writes a letter to his henchmen with details of the exchange, and signs it in his own name, A Wheatley. See more »

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Soldier: Milord...
Sheriff of Nottingham: Yes?
Soldier: The tax collectors.
Sheriff of Nottingham: Send them in.
Sheriff of Nottingham: [to the collectors] Well, what sort of day have you had? Productive, I trust.
1st Tax Collector: I only wish your trust was better placed, milord. It's getting harder than ever to get the taxes out of them.
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Robin Hood Was No Dummy!
21 February 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In this episode, Robin Hood tries to save a good man from the gallows. The about-to-be-executed's crime? He didn't pay his taxes.

To make it worse, the man simply didn't have the money. It was a lean year for crops. He has a wife and two kids. He's a nice man, too! (Boy, they make this manipulative.) It's interesting to see how news travels from Nottingham to the middle of the Shewood Forest. Let's just say they didn't have postal service the way we know it.

Anyway, when Robin gets the message, despite warnings from his group, he think it is best to go alone and try to free the captive. It doesn't always go100 percent smooth, of course, although our hero, once again, shows his brains were better than anyone else of his day, not his brawn and talent. He's a smart guy.


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