This evening the Beaker Folk lit a tea light in honour of one of our favourite heroes.
After the Normans invaded England in 1066, there were many natives who resisted. Many lost their lives, and some their ears.
But in the fenny fenland of the Fens, there was one great warrior who resisted successfully. A powerful local lord, he kept the Fens Norman-free throughout the period, terrorising the French invaders from Peterborough to Ely, entering the folklore.
Some said he was 8 feet tall. Some said he roared when he spoke. Some, that he was covered from head to foot in fur and had a friend called Han.
Whatever the truth, he bequeathed the English a tradition of resistance to unfair occupation; a love of and desire to protect the underdog.
So here's to you, Hereward the Wookie.