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28 October 2014
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Hereward the Wake
Hereward was a typical tear-away teeanger

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Awake the Hereward

Famed through folklore, immortalised through myth, Hereward the Wake has been depicted as an action-hero of Anglo-Saxon descent. It is believed that he was born around 1032 and spent the best years of his life resisting the mighty force of "William the Bastard" (or "Conqueror" as he is perhaps more formally known!). More...

Words: Emma Borley

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