Hereward

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In this biography of Hereward, the Lincolnshire thegn who led the last stand against William the Conqueror, Peter Rex describes him as representing 'all those unknown Englishmen who resisted King William and were disinherited, exiled, imprisoned and slain by the Normans'. The book rescues Hereward from the legends, places him firmly in his Anglo-Danish context and looks in detail at the siege of Ely; it also sorts fact from fictions about his death and the myth of the Wakes.

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Hereward

Hereward

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9781445604770     Product Code: 226558

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In this biography of Hereward, the Lincolnshire thegn who led the last stand against William the Conqueror, Peter Rex describes him as representing 'all those unknown Englishmen who resisted King William and were disinherited, exiled, imprisoned and slain by the Normans'. The book rescues Hereward from the legends, places him firmly in his Anglo-Danish context and looks in detail at the siege of Ely; it also sorts fact from fictions about his death and the myth of the Wakes.

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