Lincoln in 2017
Marking 800th Anniversaries

800 years since the Battle of Lincoln and Charter of the Forest

Battle of Lincoln

Lincoln in 2017
Marking 800th Anniversaries

800 years since the Battle of Lincoln and Charter of the Forest

Charter of the Forest

2017 marks two important anniversaries in Lincoln's history which have affected English history as we know it.

To commemorate and remember the 1217 Battle of Lincoln and the sealing of the Charter of the Forest in the same year, a summer of events have been planned.

Plan a visit to Lincoln to experience the Battle of Lincoln with re-enactments, learn about the Charter with exhibitions and lectures, be inspired by a Medieval themed sculpture trail, and much more.

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Cathedral Quarter

Lincoln Knights’ Reunion

September 20, 2017 to September 27, 2017
10:00am to 5:00pm
Lincoln Castle
Lincoln Knights’ Reunion

FREE

See all 36 sculptures of the Lincoln Knights' Trail together in the grounds of Lincoln Castle before they are auctioned for charity.

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Cathedral Quarter

Lincoln Castle Twilight Tour - Crime & Punishment

September 20, 2017
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Lincoln Castle
Lincoln Castle Twilight Tour - Crime & Punishment

Experience Lincoln Castle after hours with a special talk and guided tour to discover Lincolnshire society in the 13th century.

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Cathedral Quarter

Lincoln Knights’ Auction

September 30, 2017
7:00pm to 10:00pm
Lincoln Cathedral
Lincoln Knights’ Auction

£15

A spectacular auction event, held in Lincoln Cathedral's stunning nave, to raise funds for The Nomad Trust and a new Art and Innovation Fund for the City of Lincoln.

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Cathedral Quarter

Lincoln Castle Twilight Tour - Medieval Warfare

October 18, 2017
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Lincoln Castle
Lincoln Castle Twilight Tour - Medieval Warfare

Experience Lincoln Castle after hours with a special talk and guided tour to learn about medieval warfare in the first 200 years of the castle's history.

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Citywide

Frequency Festival of Digital Culture 2017

October 20, 2017 to October 29, 2017
All Day
Frequency Festival of Digital Culture 2017

FREE

Virtual realities blur with medieval streets when Lincoln’s biennial festival of digital culture returns for its fourth edition - ten days of extraordinary installations and events.

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Cathedral Quarter

Lincoln Castle Twilight Tour - Charter of the Forest

November 3, 2017
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Lincoln Castle
Lincoln Castle Twilight Tour - Charter of the Forest

Experience Lincoln Castle after hours with a special talk and guided tour to learn about the significance of the Charter of the Forest.

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May 11, 2017

7 Reasons Why William Marshal was England’s Greatest Knight

7 Reasons Why William Marshal was England’s Greatest Knight

William Marshal has been dubbed “England’s greatest knight” – and probably the most loyal. He served five English kings from Henry II through to his grandson Henry III, and was 70 years old at the time of the 1217 Battle of Lincoln.

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March 30, 2017

The 10 Principles of the 2017 Tree Charter

The 10 Principles of the 2017 Tree Charter

800 years since the Charter of the Forest, the Woodland Trust have launched ten principles to make up a Charter for Trees, Woods and People for the 21st century.

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March 10, 2017

Domesday is Coming to Lincoln

Domesday is Coming to Lincoln

The greatest land survey of medieval Europe, the Domesday Book, which dates back to 1086 will make a once-in-a-generation trip to Lincoln Castle as part of a major exhibition for 2017.

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