It was just another day in Nottingham, but King John and the Sheriff had laid on a feast of entertainment for the good people of the city. Not only would they get to see the Sheriff take the Lady Marion as his wife, to be married by the Bishop of Nottingham, but also as a little starter to the days celebrations, they would get to see Robin Hood executed by losing his head on the block. What fun, what joy!!
|The Bishop of Nottingham on his way to marry the happy couple,The Sheriff and Maid Marion|
|Nottingham is on guard as the outlaw Robin Hood is due to be executed before the wedding.The road at Trent Bridge is heavily policed by the Sheriffs men.|
|In the centre of town King John, the Sheriff, Gisborne and the guard await Robin Hoods meeting with the axeman.|
|But wait, is there a hint of trouble!|
|Robin makes a break for the wall supported by his merry men disguised as townsfolk|
|Little John leads the foresters in an ambush on the Bishops convoy|
|Will Scarlet and Friar Tuck take the wall by the south tower to enable Robin's escape|
|The fighting is fierce on the road between the Bishop's guard and Little John's men|
|The Bishop's coach makes it into the city walls but only just|
Friar Tuck was struck and seen to fall from the battlements landing in a heap of straw and dung, that was fortunately well placed!!.
Robin's men were either captured or cut down as the fugitives fell back to the south tower and made their escape through the Trent to the safety of the forest beyond.
|With Robin recaptured, Marion decided to rescue herself. Girl Power|
The King and the Sheriff had won the battle, but, perhaps, not the war!
Thanks to Chas for setting up a great days entertainment, and to Ian, Clive, Nick, Steve and Vince for getting into character.
Happy 2013 to everyone