The last brilliance and final tragic ending of Anglo-Saxon England woven around the charismatic figure of Hereward the Wake and Harold Godwineson.  Hereward’s boyhood unfolds against a background of poisonous intrigue as the ailing Edward the Confessor prepares for death – while the Viking raven and the Norman wolf prepare to devour England’s carcass. After Harold’s defeat at Hastings, it is left to the once-exiled Hereward to lead the last defiant stand against the invader.