Robin’s Reels: Fact vs Fiction

Robin’s Reels: Fact vs Fiction

Published on: Tue, 09 Jul 2019 by mFortune

You’ll surely all know some form of the legend of Robin Hood – whether it’s from the 1973 Disney animated classic, the 2006 BBC series or even mFortune’s mobile slots game, Robin’s Reels – it goes without saying that the name is one of easy recognition.

But was Robin Hood a real person? From sources that flat out deny Robin’s existence, to others naming specific people from history as the outlaw, we’ll take a little look into the inspiration for our online casino game, Robin’s Reels.

 Robin Hood: Fiction

The first thing to take note of is that where legends such as one like Robin Hood are concerned, no one will agree. So, we’ve looked into both sides of things! There are sources at HistoryExtra that claim the term ‘Robin Hood’ was simply a nickname given to all petty criminals from mid-13th century. The source argues that, while there certainly were men like Robin Hood, and fugitives that felt the need to hide in the forest, they were not all the same person or group. It is thought that the deeds of these many, many men were simply the inspiration for the tale.

 Robin Hood: Fact

However, there are other sources that directly contradict this, some believing him to be Robin of Loxley, Robert de Kyme or Robert Hod. Martin Parker even named Robert, Earl of Huntington to be the folk hero! The list goes on and on, the identity of the forest-dwelling leader of the band of merry men providing more questions than answers.

It doesn’t help that by the year 1300, at least 8 people were called Robin Hood – and 5 of these were considered to be fugitives from the law. Not really the best odds when you’re trying to unravel the facts of history, is it?

 Maid Marian

Here at mFortune, we were surprised to find out that Maid Marian was actually a late comer to the legend of Robin Hood. Originally, the story told that Hood’s devotion was only to the Virgin Mary, and that the Merry Men that followed him had no wives or families.

It was only later on when it was deemed that such devotion may be considered inappropriate, that Maid Marian was introduced. Originally a character in the May Games Festivities that were held during May and early June, she was then inserted into the legend of Robin Hood as both love interest and then, later, his wife. She was also intended as a personification of the Virgin Mary, and a shepherdess – however, in the 16th century, the tales changed to view her as a noblewoman and Robin as an outlawed nobleman.

As time went on, the general inconsistencies to the stories lend more to the idea of Robin Hood being more fiction than fact. In a few centuries, do you think there’ll be debates as to the reality of Harry Potter and the school of Hogwarts? Who knows?

 To conclude, what do you think of the legend of Robin Hood? Would you name him as fact, as fiction, or would you simply continue to play Robin’s Reels

error message

Lorem ipsum dolor.

server error message

info error

Please Confirm

Please confirm

Lorem ipsum.

Deposit Match Bonus

Deposit Match Bonus

Lorem ipsum.

info error

Session Limit

Set time of has been reached.
Press to continue playing.

verify start popup

Amazing Offers Await

Verify your ID in 2 simple steps to access a range of great games and exclusive offers.

See Promotion T&Cs

verify pending popup


This can take up to an hour.

Thank you for your patience

Just for test
New to mFortune?
New players receive a free bonus!

Promotional Terms and Conditions

Section 7: Bonuses

Section 7a: General rules applicable to bonuses

We offer a number of opportunities for Players to qualify for bonus money which is added to a Player’s Bonus Credit Account. This includes, for new Players, the New Player Free £5 Bonus (occasionally advertised as “50 free spins”) and the First Deposit Match Bonus. Other bonuses are available from time to time. All bonuses can be used to win real money.

All bonuses will be subject to successful verification of your identity (Name, Address and Date of Birth). No bonuses can be used until the process is complete.

Bonuses will be added to your Bonus Credit Account. Winnings arising out of Bonuses will be credited to your Cashable Credit Account.

You cannot withdraw bonus credit from the Bonus Credit Account. See Section 5 in relation to the withdrawal of Unspent Deposit.

Any winnings achieved using bonus credit can be withdrawn at any time, subject to our maximum withdrawal limits, without you losing any of your remaining bonus credit. The only exception to this is in relation to promotions offering free bonuses without the need to make a qualifying deposit. If you take part in a promotion offering a free bonus or free spins without the need to make a deposit (e.g. New Player £5 Bonus or “50 free spins” or Refer a Friend), the maximum withdrawal that you can make is £200 on mFortune and £50 on PocketWin and Mr Spin brands if you are a UK Player and £50/ 50 euros/ $50 or other currency equivalent if you are a non-UK Player. This withdrawal limit is throughout the lifetime of your respective account for funds won from these promotions.

When you download a game with a free bonus attached, the bonus can be claimed only once. There will be no bonuses for subsequent downloads of the same game by you.

You will receive regular updates by text message advising you of bonuses received.

From time to time we may offer bonuses that, if not used, expire after a certain time period. Please note that if the bonus is not used within this time period, it will disappear from your Account.

Read More

We have sent you an activation code by SMS, please enter the code below and press Continue.
If you have used the activation link in the SMS already, please press Continue to start playing.

To request a free callback, text HELP to 85777