Following the invasion by William the Conqueror in 1066, much of the land owned by the English was commandeered and dispersed among the Norman aristocracy. Many positions in politics and religion were taken over by them. In 1070, Hereward who lived in the Peterborough area, Sacked the abbey as a protest on the appointment of a Norman abbot. He then went to ground on the island of Ely with a group of followers, one of which was Morcar. In William's effort to capture him, he surrounded the island but Hereward escaped. What happened after this is speculation.
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Battle - East Sussex - United Kingdom
Submitted 10th January 1998
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