Located in the region of the East Midlands, in England, Nottingham is full of legends but also of beauty and entertainment. Famous for its lace, the writer D.H. Lawrence and his medieval sheriff, Nottingham was originally a danish colony called Snotingeham. In the beginning of the 19th century, the city was in turmoil because of the workers' uprising against the industry's mechanization. The 1831 rebellion ended with the burning of part of the castle and the remaining parts were subsequently turned into a museum and art gallery. Nottingham is famous for the legend of Robin Hood, which first emerged during the Middle Ages. It is said that the "Prince of Thieves" lived in the Sherwood Forest, north of the city, and that the Sheriff of Nottingham was his biggest enemy.