A fun postcard to colour in and cut out - commemorating the 800th anniversary of the 2nd Battle of Lincoln on 20th May 1217 from an original drawing by artist Kay Burton. Featuring William Marshal the Greatest Knight
By May 1217, the city of Lincoln and much of the country had been taken over by the combined French and rebel English forces. Lincoln Castle held out for the Royalist cause under the command of a formidable lady castellan, Nicolaa de la Haye.
But on the morning of 20th May 1217, the Royalist army entered the city from the north, led by William Marshal the greatest knight, at the time acting as the King’s Protector, along with William Longespée, 3rd Earl of Salisbury. The army engaged in fierce fighting between Lincoln Castle’s East Gate and Lincoln Cathedral.
The siege of the Castle was lifted, the French commander was killed and the rebels fled down the hill.
These postcards are digitally printed on to a white board (FSC rated card stock) for colouring in.
Historic Lincoln Postcard to add to your collection
A6 size Figure stands approx. 14cm (5 1/2") high