1067. The battle of Hastings has been lost and the iron fist
of William the Conqueror has begun to squeeze the life out of England, but
there is one who still stands against foreign invasion—Hereward, the winter
1067. Following the devastating destruction of the Battle of
Hastings, William the Bastard and his men have descended on England. Villages
are torched; men, women, and children are put to the sword as the Norman king
attempts to impose his cruel will upon this unruly nation. But there is one who
stands in the way of the invader’s savagery. He is called Hereward. He is a
warrior and master tactician and as adept at battle as the imposter who sits
upon the throne. And he is England’s last hope.
In a Fenlands fortress of water and wild wood, Hereward’s
resistance is simmering. His army of outcasts grows by the day—a devil’s army
that emerges out of the mists and the night, leaving death in its wake. But
William is not easily cowed. Under the command of his ruthless deputy, Ivo
Taillebois—the man they call “the Butcher”—the Norman forces will do whatever
it takes to crush the rebels, even if it means razing England to the ground.
Here then is the tale of the bloodiest rebellion England has ever known—the
beginning of an epic struggle that will change England forever.
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