Why was Little John called Little John?
Keeping this in consideration, how big was Little John?
seven feet tall
Beside above, what was Little John's real name in Robin Hood? The next thing you should know about Little John is that he is Little, -- John Little is his real name. However, some say it is really John Naylor or le Nailer. It's said he comes from Hathersage in Derbyshire, the shire next to Nottinghamshire which was controlled by the same sheriff.
Also, what is the difference between Robin Hood and Little John?
Robin Hood and Little John is a story about how Little John, one of Robin Hood's merry men, met him. Both Robin Hood and Little John are fit and brisk, but the one difference is that although his name is Little John, he is seven feet tall with large limbs and strong body.
Why is Little John buried Hathersage?
He was reputedly a giant of a man, a fact which caused Robin jokingly to reverse his name. The layout of the grave in Hathersage certainly indicates that a tall man is buried there and the headstone is marked with Little John's name. At one time, Little John's longbow and cap supposedly hung in the church.