1217 Battle of Lincoln
Marking 800 Years Since the Battle

Re-enactments, lectures, sculpture trails, and more

Lincoln 2017

2017 marks 800 years since the Battle of Lincoln - one of the most influential events in England history.

The battle meant that the invading French forces were repelled and King Henry III held on to the throne. The fighting took place in and around Lincoln Castle, Lincoln Cathedral, and Steep Hill, all of which you can visit today.

A summer of events in Lincoln to help mark the battle will enable visitors to experience what the battle may have been like, and to learn more of its significance.

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1217 Battle of Lincoln Trail

1217 Battle of Lincoln Trail

A self-guided trail taking you through a pivotal moment in history following the locations of the Battle of Lincoln through the city.

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Lincoln Castle

Lincoln Castle

Discover a world of rich history at Lincoln Castle, dating back to 1068 and home to one of only four surviving copies of Magna Carta.

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Magna Carta and the Charter of the Forest

Magna Carta and the Charter of the Forest

Lincoln is the only place in the world where you can see original copies of Magna Carta and the Charter of the Forest in one place, two iconic documents dating to the early 13th century.

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BGU Annual History Lecture: The Battle of Lincoln

May 17, 2017
12:30pm to 5:00pm
Bishop Grosseteste University
BGU Annual History Lecture: The Battle of Lincoln

FREE

Dr Sean McGlynn gives the Annual History Lecture at Bishop Grosseteste University to learn about the dramatic events of the 1217 Battle of Lincoln.

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Preparing for Battle

May 20, 2017 to May 21, 2017
11:00am to 4:30pm
Lincoln Castle
Preparing for Battle

On the 800th anniversary of the 1217 Battle of Lincoln, visit the Castle that played such an important role as the army of King Henry III prepares for battle.

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1217 Battle of Lincoln Anniversary

May 20, 2017
All Day
Castle Hill
1217 Battle of Lincoln Anniversary

FREE

A packed day full of activities and events across Lincoln to mark the 800th anniversary of the 1217 Battle of Lincoln.

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March 8, 2017

Nichola de la Haye: the Woman who Saved England

Nichola de la Haye: the Woman who Saved England

The remarkable Nichola de la Haye is truly one of Lincolnshire’s heroes – described as “the woman who saved England”. Find out more about one of 13th century Lincoln’s greatest residents.

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February 23, 2017

What was the 1217 Battle of Lincoln?

What was the 1217 Battle of Lincoln?

20th May 1217 was a major landmark in English history – and it all centred on Lincoln. Find out what happened on that day and why it is so important.

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