Lincoln: the battle that gave birth to medieval England

England in 1217 was a poor, rudderless kingdom at the mercy of a marauding French invasion force. But then a motley band of royalists decided to take a stand at the fortress city of Lincoln. What they did next, writes Thomas Asbridge, would change the face of their nation for good...

Entrance to Lincoln Castle. (Dreamstime)

This article was first published in the May 2017 issue of BBC History Magazine.

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