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Hereward

(ˈhɛrɪwəd)
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(Biography) called Hereward the Wake. 11th-century Anglo-Saxon rebel, who defended the Isle of Ely against William the Conqueror (1070–71): a subject of many legends
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A Edgar the Quake B Lear the Mighty C Harolthwaite the Martyr D Hereward the Wake 14.
There was Hereward the Wake, whose exploits were the subject of a Charles Kingsley novel, Edwin, the ill-fated Earl of Mercia, and his brother, Morcar, who plays a part in a novel by Henry Treece.
But those were ahead and for me in the early and mid-1960s, cowboy tales from the likes of Louis L'Amour ranked alongside stories of King Alfred and King Arthur, Hereward the Wake and Ivanhoe.
Oliver Cromwell lived there and a thousand years ago it was the swampy fastness of a swashbuckler very much in the Cecil mould as it was the lair and refuge of Hereward The Wake, popular hero of his time and thorn in many a Norman side.
Q When I was a schoolgirl I used to watch a TV series called Hereward The Wake.
The Brits have Ethelred the Unready, William the Conqueror, Hereward the Wake and Richard the Lionheart for starters.
Alfred the Great could be transmo grified into Alfred the All Right If You Like That Kind of Thing and Hereward the Wake into Hereward the Usually Oversleeps.
FROM the days when Hereward the Wake battled William the Conqueror they haven't taken kindly to disturbances of the peace in Downham Market.
Hereward the Wake may have been a heroic resistance leader in the eyes of the Saxons but he was a terrorist to the Normans, while a terrorist leader can be transformed into a statesman if his movement triumphs and seizes power.