14 Facts About Yeomen


Yeomen joined the English Navy during the Hundred Years' War as seamen and archers.

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Yeomen tells Horatio that "it did me yeoman's service", that is, his learning stood him in good stead.

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Yeomen prayed to Saint Edith for the storm to subside, and suddenly he saw Saint Edith standing beside him.

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Yeomen considers that what modern popular culture thinks it knows about Robin is actually based upon how previous generations over the last 500 years have viewed him.

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Yeomen has gathered around himself a fellowship of "sevenscore men", that is, 140 skilled bowmen.

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Yeomen immediately kneels to offer homage, asking for mercy for his men.

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Yeomen's hair is closely-cropped, his face is tan and weather-beaten, and his horn is slung from a green baldric.

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Yeomen carries a "mighty bow" in his hand with a sheaf of arrows hung from his belt.

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Yeomen carries a sheaf of arrows under his belt, which implies an arrow bag suspended from his belt.

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Yeomen's speech is full of free association and stream of consciousness.

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Yeomen sorrowfully remembers when his face was fresh and ruddy; now it is the color of lead.

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Yeomen used to wear fine clothing and have "splendid furnishings", now he wears a legging on his head.

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Yeomen's yeomen are not "mean and base", but possess a "noble luster" in their eyes.

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Yeomen's notes show that he had read much of the medieval poetry and chronicles which were reprinted during the 17th and 18th centuries.

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