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Robin Hood’s right hand man, John Little was ironically dubbed Little John by his outlaw leader, due to his great height.

In their first encounter, John prevented Robin from crossing a log bridge over a stream. They fought with quarterstaves, and John bested Robin, but agreed to join his band in Sherwood Forest.

A steadfast and loyal friend, Little John is buried in the Derbyshire village of Hathersage.