A random collection of facts, word origins, and general random awesomness collected from around the internet. Sometimes I go by subject or theme for a couple of days, and sometimes it's totally random.Enjoy!
I can definitely see some parallels between the Nero and Prince John… Nero was said to have fiddled while Rome burned, and I guess Prince John chased Hiss with a stick while his castle burned. Totally the same!
While most Robin Hood legends place the events during the time of Kings John and Richard (starting at the end of the 12th century) the real Robin Hood - if there indeed was one - may have been more than a century later. This puts the time frame much closer to that of Sleeping Beauty which is from the 15th century, which accounts for more similar fashions.