Norman Conquest of 1066 was remarkable for its completeness...
the Isle of Ely became what we have come to
term a "pocket of resistance."
It was then that the natural
defences of the Isle became of prime importance,
and were exploited by the Saxon leader, Hereward
his return to the family estates at Bourne
in Lincolnshire in 1068, Hereward found that
they had been given to a Norman, Ivo de Taillebuis,
by William the Conqueror and his brother's
decapitated head had been impaled above the
became possessed, and was not long avenging
the death of his brother...
That very night, armed with what he could
carry he attacked, and did slay 15 Norman
Soldiers and mounted their heads in the place
of his brother's...