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Nottingham’s Robin Hood celebrated on new Royal Mail stamps

Nottingham’s legendary outlaw Robin Hood has been celebrated in new Royal Mail stamps.

The set of stamps show 10 scenes in the life of the legendary outlaw.

The images were illustrated by artist Jon McCoy who has also worked on feature films including The Batman, Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker, Avengers and Blade Runner 2049.

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Royal Mail say that the stamps have themes of friendship, humanity, loyalty and love.

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The company also worked with Robin Hood expert Dr Lesley Coote, from the University of Hull School of Humanities who advised on the stamps project.
The scenes:

  • Robin Hood is declared an outlaw
  • Robin Hood meets Little John
  • Friar Tuck and Robin Hood
  • Robin Hood robs the rich
  • Robin Hood wins the archery contest
  • Robin Hood captures the Sheriff
  • Robin Hood helps Maid Marian escape
  • Robin Hood and Maid Marian marry
  • King Richard removes his disguise
  • Robin Hood shoots his last arrow

Royal Mail’s director of external affairs and policy David Gold said: “These atmospheric illustrations bring to life the timeless stories of the Legend of Robin Hood, his merry men and Maid Marian.

“With its themes of friendship, loyalty, humanity and love, the enduring legend of Robin Hood has captured the hearts and imagination of people for centuries and will continue to do so.”

The set of ten stamps, costing £11.90, are released for sale on Thursday 13 April.

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