Hereward The Wake Charles Kingsley Macmillan 1903


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Hereward The Wake by Charles Kingsley

Hereward the Wake (c. 1035 – 1072), known in his own times as Hereward the Outlaw or Hereward the Exile, was an 11th-century leader of local resistance to the Norman conquest of England. Hereward's base was in the Isle of Ely, and according to legend he roamed The Fens, covering North Cambridgeshire, Southern Lincolnshire and West Norfolk, leading popular opposition to William the Conqueror. Charles Kingsley's novel Hereward the Wake: "Last of the English" is a highly romanticised account of Hereward's exploits, and makes him the son of Earl Leofric of Mercia and the ancestor of the family of Wake.


  • Publisher Macmillan & Co. Ltd., London; 1903
  • Burgundy Cloth Hardback, 373+2 pp
  • Size 195 x 135mm, 650g

Condition: Good – No Dust Jacket, Missing Blank Front Endleaf, No Inscriptions, Good Copy

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