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Hereward the Wake, also known as Hereward the Exile and Hereward the Outlaw was an 11th century leader of local resistance to the Norman conquest of England. His area of operation was Lincolnshire, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire leading popular opposition to William the Conquerer

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He was a famous Saxon rebel. He went against William the Conqueror because he'd killed his brother and stolen his land.

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He was a Saxon rebel during the Norman Conquest of England (beginning in 1066 AD), an outlaw in the mold of Robin Hood who tormented the Norman occupiers and defended oppressed Saxons.

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Just type in Google Hereward the wake and there should be a side view picture of him, that is pretty much the only picture they had - apparently he liked to keep himself to himself..........

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He was English He was born in Bourne, LincolnshireIn his own times he was called Hareward the outlaw He rebelled to king William

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Why did hereward the wake cause William problems?

because he did


Site of Hereward The Wake's last stand?

Ely


What did Hereward the wake do wrong?

he died from a pooooo atack


Who was hereward the wakes mother?

research says it was a woman known as Lady Godvia, but hereward the wake had no relatives that came from her family,but from Princess Eadgyth of England. People still don't know who it is between Llady Godvia or Princess Eadgyth.


Why did Hereward the Wake kill his horse?

The answer lies in a 12th century chronicle called Gesta Herewardi (The Exploits of Hereward ), written by a Peterborough monk-historian in Latin, but based on an Old English memoir written by Leofric the Deacon, a priest in Hereward's household.Hereward's horse was called Swallow, and his sword, Brainbiter. At one stage during their ongoing battle with King William's Norman forces, Hereward and his resistance fighters come under such fierce attack Hereward believes he will be overcome by his enemies and captured or killed. Rather than let his famous horse become an enemy's prize, he kills it himself.Extract from the Gesta Herewardi :Chapter XXVIIHow Hereward was reduced to such straits that he slew with his own hands his excellent horse; and how next he overcame the army of five provinces.After some respite from serious pursuit in the aforesaid mere (Wide near Upwell), Hereward was more severely besieged by those in the region and by the king's men, and so hard-pressed that in despair he slew with his own hands his splendid horse, so that no lesser man should boast that he had got Hereward's horse. But at length he escaped from this danger with his men, passed over Brunneswold and went to live in the great forests of Northamptonshire, laying waste the land with fire and sword."