Hundreds of books have been written over the years about Robin Hood and his band of merry men - but few, if any, have been written about his arch enemy, the wicked Sheriff of Nottingham. Here, for the first time, local historian Laura Butler explores the complete and riotous history of the post of Sheriff, and the lives of the men - and, more recently, the women - who have held the position. Some have been good, but many others have been corrupt, lazy - or indeed so wicked that they would put the Sheriff of Nottingham legend himself to shame. Richly illustrated and filled with rare archive material, it will delight residents and visitors alike. No bookshelf - whether in the Greenwood or further afield - is complete without it.