Hereward and Flanders

  title={Hereward and Flanders},
  author={Elisabeth M.C. Van Houts},
  journal={Anglo-Saxon England},
  pages={201 - 223}
  • E. Houts
  • Published 1 December 1999
  • History, Economics
  • Anglo-Saxon England
Hereward ‘the Wake’ is renowned as one of the leaders of the English resistance to the Normans in the late 1060s and early 1070s. His involvement in the resistance is noted by all main sources, even though the extent to which he was responsible for actions in Ely and Peterborough remains to be elucidated. He is listed as a pre-Conquest Lincolnshire landholder and tenant in Domesday Book, which is the only contemporary source to mention, but not date, his outlawry. Hereward's career as an outlaw… 
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