England. 1069 A.D.
In the years following the Norman conquest, the English are left seething under the yoke of foreign rule.
All hope seems lost — until Hereward Leofricsson returns to reclaim his birthright, after earning the nickname ‘Hereward the Wake’ for his success fighting in the East.
His fierce resolve, military cunning and gallant manner soon attract a dogged band of English freedom fighters, who are determined to recover their country or die in the attempt.
But Hereward finds himself torn between his bitter hatred of the Norman conquerors and his love for Althya, a Norman noblewoman who proves herself to be just as resourceful, loyal and strong as he is.
Hereward’s love for Althya also earns him a very dangerous enemy in the form of the sadistic Guy de Lussac, who is determined to marry Althya to settle an old score with her father.
The Last Englishman is a stirring tale of bravery in the face of overwhelming odds and a compelling blend of history and legend, brimming with ancient magic as well as rigorous historical detail.
Praise for Hebe Weenolsen
‘A breathtaking spectacle’ Boston Herald
Hebe Otway-Ward Weenolsen (1906-1999) was a British historical novelist and was married to theatre producer-director Robert Weenolsen. Her other books include The Forbidden Mountain and The Trial of Jenny Sykes.