Robin of the Hood
In Iowa, United States
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This cache is being placed in conjunction with the 2012 Hike n Seek here in Winterset.
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You will have to use your smart phone or find some internet connection to get this one figured out.
The coordinates are: N 41.21.ABC W093 53.DEF
You will have to find the answers to the following questions:
A. “The very first recorded Robin Hood Rhyme, four lines from early ______ century beginning (Roybn hode in Scherewode stod”. What is the number of the century. Once you get that number subtract 10 and you will have letter A.
B. Robin Hood was typically seen as a contemporary and support of the late ______ century King Richard the Lion Hart. What is the number of the century. Once you get that number subtract 10 and you will have letter B.
C. The first clear reference to “rhymes of Robin Hood” is from the late ____ century poem Piers Plowman. What is the last digit in the century? That will be for letter C.
D. A tradition dating back at least to the _____ century gives his birth place as Loxey Sheffield in South Yorkshire. In what century was that. Once you get that number divide it by 2 and you will have letter D.
E. Friar Tuck has been part of the legend since at least the later _____ century. What is the century? Once you get those numbers add to two of them together and you will have letter E.
F. The setting of the early ballads is usually attributed by scholars to either the 13th century or the ______, although it is recognized they are not necessarily historically consistent. What is the missing numbers. Once you find the century subtract the first digit from the second digit and you will have letter F.
Good luck in your journey.
(No hints available.)
Last Updated: on 09/03/2014 11:05:45 Pacific Daylight Time (18:05 GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum