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Hereward The Wake, Last Of The English V1

by Charles Kingsley

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Published by Kessinger Publishing, LLC .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages318
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10521700M
ISBN 100548193983
ISBN 109780548193983
OCLC/WorldCa179778433

Hereward the Wake (hĕr`ĭwərd), fl. , Anglo-Saxon rebel against William I William I or William the Conqueror, ?–, king of England (–87). Earnest and resourceful, William was not only one of the greatest of English monarchs but a pivotal figure in European history as well. in the historical imagination of the English, and this lends any myth built on it an apparent significance. As a demonstration of what it claims as the process of history, and an assertion of the myth of human events as presided over by the Anglo-Saxon race, dei gratia, Hereward the .

Hereward, the Last of the English (Hereward the Wake), by Charles Kingsley. Chapter How Hereward Won the Magic Armor. Torfrida had special opportunities of hearing about Hereward; for young Arnulf was to her a pet and almost a foster-brother, and gladly escaped from the convent to tell her the news.   Hereward the Wake (which was understood as the Watchful) was an English folk hero that served as early inspiration for the Robin Hood legend. Pretty good records exist verifying his existence, but some stories connected with him seem obviously exaggerated. In the 11th century, natives of northern France known as Normans and led by William.

Hereward the Wake (also known as Hereward the Outlaw or Hereward the Exile, c. – c) was an 11th-century leader of local resistance to the Norman conquest of rd's base, when leading the rebellion against the Norman rulers, was in the Isle of Ely, and according to legend he roamed The Fens, covering North Cambridgeshire, Southern Lincolnshire and West Norfolk, leading Born: c Charles Kingsley () was an English novelist, particularly associated with the West Country and north-east Hampshire. His best known are "Hypatia" (), .


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Hereward The Wake, Last Of The English V1 by Charles Kingsley Download PDF EPUB FB2

Work by Charles Kingsley, a prolific English novelist and author whose main power lay in his descriptive faculties. Kingsley's interest in history spilled over into his writings, which include The Heroes, or Greek Fairy Tales for My Children (), a children's book about Greek mythology, and several historical novels, of which the best known are Hypatia (), Hereward,/5(10).

out of 5 stars Hereward the Wake 'last of the english. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on J Verified Purchase. fast delivery good quality. A great book written in a style that is long lost as is Hereward a great English hero.

Read more. 2 people found this helpful. Helpful/5(8). Hereward is an Old English name, composed of the elements here, "army" and ward "guard" (cognate with the Old High German name Heriwart). The epithet "the Wake" is recorded in the late 14th century and may mean "the watchful", or derive from the Anglo-Norman Wake family who later claimed descent from him.

1 Primary sources. 2 Gesta : c.Lincolnshire. Buy Hereward the Wake, 'Last of the English' by Kingsley, Charles (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(12). Hereward The Wake the Wake, (flourished –71), Anglo-Saxon rebel against William the Conqueror and the hero of many Norman and English is associated with a region in present-day Huntingdonshire and Northamptonshire.

Inexpecting a conquest of England by King Sweyn II of Denmark, Hereward and some followers joined a force of Danish sailors who had come to Ely. Hereward is brought out from the misty fen land of Ely into the important English knight of the 11th century that he truly was.

The original If you can read Rex's previous work on the English Resistance to the Norman conquest, then Hereward:The last Englishman is your next read/5.

Hereward the Wake was an Anglo-Saxon resisted William the base was the Isle of Ely in East ing to legend he roamed the Fens, covering North Cambridgeshire, Southern Lincolnshire and West Norfolk, leading popular opposition to William the Conqueror.

Hereward was exiled from England by Edward the Confessor around - the exact date is unknown - when. Audio Books & Poetry Community Audio Computers & Technology Music, Arts & Culture News & Public Affairs Non-English Audio Spirituality & Religion. Librivox Free Audiobook. Podcasts.

Featured Full text of "Hereward the Wake: "last of the English"" See other formats. HEREWARD THE WAKE, The Last True Englishman and Hero of Britain Hereward was the son of Leofric, the Earl of Mercia and his mother was Lady Godiva.

He was the uncle of Edwin and Morcar who were the last surviving members of the English royal house and he was born at Bourne in Lincolnshire where the Domesday Book confirms that he held lands Children: Hereward, Robert Hereward, Thurfrida, Lord Hereward.

Hereward the Wake (circa - c) The legendary Hereward the Wake, the guerrilla leader who headed Anglo- Saxon resistance to William the Conqueror for five years has been called one of history's "greatest Englishmen". The earliest references to his parentage are found in the Gesta Herewardi, which records he was the son of Edith, a descendant of Oslac of York.

Hereward the Wake, 'Last of the English' by Charles Kingsley My rating: 5 of 5 stars A marvelous adventure story with a medieval setting about the legendary hero of England.

I picked up the new Audible edition, read by the brilliant local storyteller Sebastian Lockwood, himself from the region where Hereward took action just after.

Hereward the Wake, 'Last of the English' by Kingsley, The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. in which Hereward the Wake, the last of the Anglo/Saxon/Dane Vikings, will attempt to hold out against the impossible force of William the Conquerer.

It was Kingsley's last historical novel, and was instrumental in elevating Hereward into an English folk hero. From the library of Scottish lawyer, university administrator, and bibliophile Dr. Alexander Bennett McGrigor of Cairnoch LLD (), with his gilt-stamped leather bookplate to each front pastedown.

Hereward the Wake It is not known how long Hereward the Wake lived as outlaws in the forests of the Fens. But he apparently held out against the Normansuntil King William was persuaded to come to terms.

Hereward the Wake was given his lands back and reference to his lands are made in the Domesday Book. Hereward the Wake & the Rebellion at Ely | GCSE History Revision | Anglo-Saxon England - Duration: A long, long time ago 8, views.

Hereward is the son of the powerful lord of Bourne, a Saxon nobleman of a family close to the throne. A high-spirited, rebellious youth, he is a source of constant worry to his mother, Lady Godiva. Sign in to like videos, comment, and subscribe.

Sign in. Watch Queue Queue. Hereward and Torfrida sleep in the ruined nave beneath; or from the heights of that Isle of Ely which was so long "the camp of refuge" for English freedom; over the labyrinth of dikes and lodes, the squares of rich corn and verdure,--will confess that the lowland, as well as the highland, can at times breed gallant men.

[Footnote: The story of 1/ Hereward was the son of Leofric, the Earl of Mercia and his mother was Lady Godiva of Coventry. He was the uncle of Edwin and Morcar who were the last surviving members of the English royal house and the Domesday Book confirms that he held lands in Warwickshire - including Weddington - and.

Hereward the Wake I. - Hereward Seeks His Fortune In the year of Canute's death was born Hereward, second son of Leofric, Earl of Mercia, and Godiva. At the age of eighteen he was a wild, headstrong, passionate lad, short in stature, but very broad, and his eyes were one blue and one grey.

How a fair lady uses the mechanical art to win Hereward's love. Hereward the Wake: The Last Saxon Hero Posted on January 7, July 6, by Kim Seabrook On 28 SeptemberDuke William of Normandy landed at Pevensey Bay in Sussex w men but the man he was seeking to depose as King of England Harold Godewineson was still in Yorkshire having just destroyed the Viking Army of his brother.How Hereward Took the News from Stanford Brigg and Hastings.

After that, news came thick and fast. News of all the fowl of heaven flocking to the feast of the great God, that they might eat the flesh of kings, and captains, and mighty men, and horses, and them that .