after having caught Robin the sheriffs men decided that they would have some sport and find out if Robin enjoyed being shot at for a change.
The word “sheriff” is a contraction of the term ‘Shire’ and ‘reeve’ . The word ‘reeve’ is a name for the kings official and ‘shire’ is just an area of land. In the Robin Hood movies the sheriff is evil but in reality a sheriff acted as a judge who would travel around and hold trials. People forget that in the Robin Hood stories Robin was a killer and a thief. He even once cut of the head of Guy of Gisborne slashed his face and stuck it on the tip of his bow. Perhaps the sheriff had a good point.