Hereward the Wake


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Hereward the Wake

(hĕr`ĭwərd), fl. 1070, Anglo-Saxon rebel against William IWilliam I
or William the Conqueror,
1027?–1087, king of England (1066–87). Earnest and resourceful, William was not only one of the greatest of English monarchs but a pivotal figure in European history as well.
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. A thane, he apparently held land in Lincolnshire. In 1070 he sacked Peterborough with the aid of a Danish fleet and then consolidated his forces on the Isle of Ely. After William captured (1071) the island, Hereward seems to have continued resistance as an outlaw. It is said that he was later pardoned by William. He became a folk hero to the conquered Anglo-Saxons.

Hereward the Wake

last of the English; dies defending home-land. [Br. Lit.: Hereward the Wake, Magill I, 367–370]
See: Heroism
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