The Sheriff is ordered by the King to put a stop to Robin Hood once and for all, or else Robert de Rainault will lose all his power as sheriff. Using threats to set up an ambush at Wickham, and bloodhounds to follow the outlaws desperate attempt to escape back into the depths of Sherwood, it soon evolves into a dramatic life-or-death chase through the forest. In the end, Robin finds himself alone and surrounded by soldiers on an open field, realising that he must make the ultimate sacrifice in order to save his band members and continue to protect the people of England. Written by
Did You Know?
The real reason for Robin of Loxley being killed off was that actor Michael Praed had received an offer he could not refuse from Broadway producers of the musical The Three Musketeers. The Broadway show, in which Praed played D'Artagnan, was not a great success. It closed after a week and only 9 performances. See more
The soldier killed by Nasir while having a rest against a wall during Nasir's sneaking into Wickham, is later pouring wine for Gisburne and The Sheriff on De Rainault's return to the village after Loxley's murder. See more
Robert de Rainault
Damn the man! He could always outshoot us with those accursed longbows!
Referenced in No 73: Country Matters