The story is localized in Barnsdale and Sherwood, i.e.
Sherwood, 1 Curt.
In The Downfall Matilda Fitz Walter escapes from the persecution of King John by following her lover to Sherwood Forest, where they took the names of Robin Hood and Maid Marian, and lived apart until they could be legally united.
Full particulars concerning the system of Thagi are given by Dr Sherwood, "On the Murderers called Phansigars," and J.
Sherwood was a crown forest from the time of Henry II.