S5E7 – Halloween Live: Hereward the Wake

As part of the Cheerful Earful Podcast Festival, James and Alasdair take to the stage on the spookiest night of the year. We meet the Saxon bad-boy Hereward the Wake, and ask – at what point does putting heads on spikes stop being a hobby and start being a job? 

Accompanied by a fine bunch of Lorefolk (hand-picked like the spookiest of Scottish kale) James tells a story featuring way too many Mission Impossible rubber masks and more Normans than you can shake a spike at. (The French kind of Normans, not the Hale or Pace type).

You can watch the entire stream in glorious ‘technically-colour’ on our YouTube channel:


The Loremen are Alasdair Beckett-King & James Shakeshaft.

Featured image from The Pageant of British History, J. E. Parrott, 1908.

Music from La Lettre De Manon Valse played by Megone’s Orchestra, 1905.




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