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Hereward the Wake


Mark Cartwright
by John Cassell
published on 17 January 2019
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Hereward the Wake, an Anglo-Saxon rebel who fought unsuccessfully against the Norman army of William the Conqueror in 1070-71 CE at Ely in East Anglia during the closing stages of the Norman Conquest of England.

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