Alex Burghart

What the Anglo-Saxons made of 1066 and all that followed

Some fled to Scotland or abroad; others stayed to harry the invaders. But the chronicles are mostly silent, reflecting the pathos of their plight

Hereward the Wake fights against the imposition of a Norman abbot at Peterborough in 1070. [Getty Images]

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