[Footnote: Vivid though inaccurate pictures of life and events at the time of the Norman Conquest are given in Bulwer-Lytton's 'Harold' and Charles Kingsley's 'Hereward the Wake
.' Tennyson's tragedy 'Harold' is much better than either, though more limited in scope.]
A Edgar the Quake B Lear the Mighty C Harolthwaite the Martyr D Hereward the Wake
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.
Which area was the stronghold of the Anglo-Saxon rebel Hereward the Wake
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
WHO wrote the historical romance Hereward the Wake
? WHAT is the most easterly of the Balearics?
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.
The volume includes a further six contributions not related to the selected theme, discussing such topics as the paleography of early medieval musical notation, racial Anglo-Saxonisms in Charles Kingsley's lecture series The Roman and the Teuton (1864) and novel Hereward the Wake
: "Last of the English" (1866), shifting roles in the cinematic sign of the grail, and the treatment of women in medievalist films in relationship to vengeance.
Q When I was a schoolgirl I used to watch a TV series called Hereward The Wake
. Have I got the name correct?
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.