Definition of Hereward the Wake in English:

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Hereward the Wake

Pronunciation: /ˈhɛrɪwəd/
(11th century), semi-legendary Anglo-Saxon rebel leader. A leader of Anglo-Saxon resistance to William I’s new Norman regime, he is thought to have been responsible for an uprising centred on the Isle of Ely in 1070.

Origin

The Wake apparently in the sense 'the watchful one'.

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