Lincolnshire History

There’s a lot of history throughout the county of Lincolnshire and here we’ll share some articles on where you can find it and what you can expect.

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    Farewell, The Lincoln Barons

    Written by: Charlotte Barnes on September 30, 2015

    The Barons represent the real-life barons who confronted King John at Runnymede and demanded he sign the original Magna Carta. Each one has been decorated by a different artist and all 25 of the Barons were...

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    Investigating The Paranormal In Lincolnshire

    Written by: Charlotte Barnes on September 25, 2015

    Ask someone what they know about paranormal investigations, or ‘ghost hunting’ as it is sometimes known, and they’ll probably tell you all about Most Haunted with Yvette Fielding. Shaky camera work and the occasional eerie...

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    Lincolnshire Day

    Written by: Charlotte Barnes on September 22, 2015

    Lincolnshire Day began in 2006 with a petition to formally recognise the Lincolnshire Rising, an rebellion that began in Yorkshire in October 1536 as a protest against Henry VIII’s dissolution of the monasteries and England’s separation...

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    Haunted Lincolnshire

    Written by: Charlotte Barnes on September 11, 2015

    Fancy doing you own paranormal investigations this October? This county is rich in history, folklore and spooky goings-on so grab your torch and start investigating haunted Lincolnshire! Gainsborough Old Hall Ghosts: The Old Grey Lady Dressed...

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    Lincoln Castle Relaunch

    Written by: Charlotte Barnes on March 26, 2015

    For the past 10 years, Lincoln Castle has been undergoing a comprehensive refurbishment, ready to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta. On April 1st, the Castle will once again open its doors to...

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    Radio Lincolnshire – Find Your Local Station

    Written by: Charlotte Barnes on February 18, 2015

    Lincolnshire is one of the largest counties in the UK and in order to provide a varied and comprehensive coverage of news, features and music, we have a large number of local radio stations available....

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    Hussey Tower and King Henry VIII

    Written by: June Russell on October 20, 2014

    The ruined Hussey Tower is all that remains of the family home of of Sir John Hussey, 1st Baron Hussey of Sleaford and courtier to King Henry VIII. A short walk from Boston town centre,...

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    A Brief History of Boston

    Written by: June Russell on October 8, 2014

    Although there is no mention of Boston in the Domesday Book of 1086, by the beginning of the following century, Boston had developed as an inland port thanks to its position at the head of...

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    History of The Pilgrim Fathers in Lincolnshire

    Written by: June Russell on July 16, 2014

    Although it is widely known that the Pilgrim Fathers set sail on the Mayflower in 1620 from Plymouth in search of a better life in America, how many know of the role both Boston and...

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    Lincolnshire & The Invention Of The Tank

    Written by: June Russell on July 14, 2014

    World War One is credited as being the first ‘modern’ war. Notorious for its huge loss of life, it used machines such as tanks and aeroplanes for the first time. The tank was developed and...

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    Roman Lincolnshire

    Written by: June Russell on March 16, 2014

    The Romans occupied Lincolnshire for over three centuries. They built many forts across the county, including at Ancaster, Caistor, Louth, Stamford and Tattershall. The City of Lincoln, known as Lindum Colonia, became one of most...

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    Lincoln Cathedral Guided Tours

    Written by: June Russell on February 13, 2014

    There are several interesting and informative tours available at Lincoln Cathedral – all are included in the price of admission. Floor Tours Monday – Saturday Times of tour:  11.00, 13.00, 15.00 (March – October) and...