Published Apr 2015
1062, a time many fear is the End of Days. With the English King Edward, heirless and ailing, William, Duke of Normandy waits for the moment when he can drown England in a tide of blood.
The ravens of war are gathering, while the king’s closest advisors do nothing but scheme and squabble amongst themselves. Hopes of resisting the would-be conqueror come to rest with just one man: Hereward.
To some a brave and cunning warrior, to others a devil in human form, Hereward is as adept in the art of slaughter as the foes that gather to claim England’s throne. However his enemies at Court have made him outlaw and Hereward must carve a swathe from the frozen hills of Northumbria to the fenlands of East Anglia to stay alive, and a free man…
With great gusto…James Wilde has succeeded in giving anew and convincing life to a half-forgotten English hero.
BBC History Magazine