Friar Tuck


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Friar Tuck

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(European Myth & Legend) English legend a jolly friar who joined Robin Hood's band and aided their exploits
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I am but a poor anchorite, a curtall friar," said the other, whistling to his pack, "by name Friar Tuck of Fountain's Dale.
And at this sally the whole bad burst into a shout of laughter, in which Robin and Friar Tuck joined.
I mean the meeting of the King with Friar Tuck at the cell of that buxom hermit.
A short abstract of its contents will show its similarity to the meeting of King Richard and Friar Tuck.
The reader has here the original legend from which the incident in the romance is derived; and the identifying the irregular Eremite with the Friar Tuck of Robin Hood's story, was an obvious expedient.
Well, say, Joe, you can be Friar Tuck or Much the miller's son, and lam me with a quarter-staff; or I'll be the Sheriff of Nottingham and you be Robin Hood a little while and kill me.
Their old pals Little John and Friar Tuck join in the action to help them save the citizens of Nottingham.
Almost the entire wedding party at Greenhithe, Kent, donned Disney outfits, including the Rev Richard Barron who dressed as Friar Tuck.
Deep in the heart of Sherwood Forest, the outlaw Robin (Janie Mackenzie) hears of his wrong-doing and hatches a plot to help the villagers by taking from the rich and giving to the poor, aided by his band of Merry Men, including Friar Tuck (Kevin O'Keefe) Little John (Glen Joseph) and Will Scarlett (Stephen Gregory).
Tommy Cannon takes on the evil Sheriff of Nottingham and Little John while Bobby Ball, currently starring in TV's Not Going Out with Lee Mack, doubles up as Friar Tuck and Guy of Gisborne.
This year's summer show will see the legendary outlaw and his followers, including Little John, Will Scarlett and Friar Tuck, swashbuckle their way through Princes Park in a high energy, comedic tale of the age-old battle of rich versus poor.
First of all there's the dastardly Sheriff of Nottingham (Richard Elis) and his evil mother Mandragoria (Julie Hobbs), everyone's favourite best friend Much (Keiron Self) and his ever-so-slightly mad mother Dotty Doubtworthy, the trusty Friar Tuck and Little John and, of course, Maid Marion and Robin Hood himself.