A fun educational activity play pack of Paper Dolls. Learn about the history the Battle of Lincoln through play. Colour and design your own shields and cut out and dress the figures made from drawings by artist Kay Burton. Featuring William Marshal the Greatest Knight. The Lincoln Knights Trail is commemorating the 800th anniversary of the 2nd Battle of Lincoln on 20th May 1217.
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.
Pack includes three card figures and seven sheets to cut out - Suitable for age 8* to Adult. *Supervision may be required when cutting out.
Figures stand approx. 14cm (5 1/2") high