John, Little Folk Figure. Traditionally, second in command of Robin Hood's legendary Merry Men. Little John appears in the very earliest of the surviving Robin Hood tales, including ‘A Gest of Robyn Hode' published after 1490. The ballad ‘Robin Hood and Little John' claimed the outlaw's name was John Little, scholars have found many historical figures with the name, including the outlaw, John le Litel, a raider circa 1318, and Littel John, c. 1323, who appeared to have been a poacher. It is difficult to...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) St Michael and All Angels Churchyard*, Hathersage, Derbyshire Dales District, Derbyshire, England *This location is unconfirmed or in dispute.