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 English 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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Cathedral Quarter

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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Cathedral Quarter

Magna Carta and the Charter of the Forest

Magna Carta and the Charter of the Forest

Two iconic and rare documents, dating to the early 13th century, on display in a subterranean vault inside Lincoln Castle.

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Cathedral Quarter

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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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 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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