Monday, January 03, 2011

Was Braveheart the true hero of Sherwood Forest?

Scottish hero Sir William Wallace may have been the inspiration behind the legend of Robin Hood, a ­best-selling crime writer has claimed.

Outlaw Robin Hood is a towering figure in English folklore but historical ­author Jack Whyte has claimed the ­origins of the hero may lie in the form of Scottish arch-Anglophobe Wallace. Mr Whyte, 70, said he stumbled across similarities between the two men while working on his book The Forest Laird.

Click here to read this article from The Daily Express

Click here to see a Video Interview with Jack Whyte from