Hereward [called Hereward the Wake]
- David Roffe
Hereward [called Hereward the Wake] (fl. 1070–1071), rebel, is a figure on whom there is little reliable, and much suspect, information. It has been suggested that his epithet, the Wake, signifies 'the wakeful one'. It is, in fact, late, first appearing in the mid-thirteenth-century chronicle of ...