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The WakeHereward Project are now taking bookings for 2018
An evening celebrating..
Hereward the Wake & the Bayeux Tapestry
with David Maile & Mia Hansson
Mia Hansson & David Maile with Mia's Bayeux Tapestry replica at Crowland Abbey
Hereward the Wake is a forgotten folklore hero and the WakeHereward Project is now taking bookings to promote his cause across the Fenlands and beyond during the course of 2018.
Hereward the Wake presentation:
Hereward and the English Resistance
Hereward's champion, historian David Maile, will talk about Hereward and the English Resistance to the Norman Conquest of 1066 - the most cataclysmic moment in the history of the English, the outcome of which shaped the country to the present day.
After the defeat of King Harold at the Battle of Hastings a number of uprisings and revolts broke out across the country: Kent, the West Country, the Midlands and the North saw violence and bloodshed on a barbaric scale.
Five years later in 1071 there was one pocket of resistance still holding out in the Fenlands of the East, led by an outlaw called Hereward..
Hereward the Wake - Impact and Image
800 years later in 1866 the novelist Charles Kingsley published the romantic epic, 'Hereward the Wake - Last of the English' which catapulted Hereward to fame, rivaling Robin Hood and King Arthur in popularity. He became known as 'England's Patriot' and had trains and boats and planes named after him.
Bayeux Tapestry presentation:
The incredible Mia Hansson is embroidering a full-size replica of the Bayeux Tapestry, which depicts the events of the Norman Conquest of England. Mia has so far completed 10 metres of the sixty nine metre work which is estimated to take the best part of ten years to complete. Mia's tapestry is the only full-size travelling Bayeux Tapestry in the world and has drawn plaudits far and wide and approval from the Bayeux Museum which houses the original tapestry. Mia will talk about her work as an embroiderer and what inspired her to take up such a mammoth task, while David will talk about the history of the Bayeux Tapestry and the scenes depicted on it.
The evening of Hereward the Wake & the Bayeux Tapestry can be augmented with a number of other interesting attractions to suit any size of venue.
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A section of Mia Hansson's work, replicating the Bayeux Tapestry
Next Live Talk on Hereward
Kings Lynn Civic Society - 5th April