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18 December 2012

Rather English - Seek out the grave of Little John

Whilst some question whether he was real or just a legend, the people of the Peak District village of Hathesage claim that Robin Hood's faithful friend Little John was a real man who died in a cottage beside their church.

We are told that the man who appeared alongside Robin Hood in ballads from around the 15th century onward was buried in the graveyard in a spot where a yew tree now stands and he is still commemorated with a rather more recent gravestone which marks the rough location of his supposed resting place.

For more, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_John

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