The Sword

Hereward the Wake and Brainbiter

“Where do these guys come from? I should have turned on comment moderation!”

In the days of Dubya the Conqueror, the land was wracked by spiritual famine and tears. The faithful were assailed by strange norms from across the TV channels. They were forced to accept the rule of these norms after being yoked to the heathen, thus subjecting them to the hated Normin’ Yoke. But hiding out amid the brackish blogs on the web was an army of freedom fighters, among them David of Pawborough, also called David the Wake, meaning wary and sleepless. In the cause of liberty and justice David wielded the sword of the Spirit (nicknamed Brainbiter) after the manner of Jesus mocking the Pharisees.

[OK, so this is an altered version of Robert Lacey’s account of Hereward the Wake. Go read the story for yourself. You can buy a print of the picture above from various places.]

2 thoughts on “The Sword

  1. What an amazing figure of history Hereward was… I live in Coventry and have been reading about him. That’s one brave guy!

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