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Crown and rebellion in thirteenth century England

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800 years ago, a royal army led by the ageing chivalric hero William Marshal defeated a force of French and English baronial troops under the captaincy of the heir to the throne of France.

One of the most important ever fought on English soil, this battle, which took place in uphill Lincoln on 20 May 1217, effectively ensured that England would not become a cadet kingdom of France and that the Norman and Angevin settlement of England could be consolidated and the liberties enshrined in Magna Carta – so recently granted – revised and consolidated.

Come and hear three renowned medieval historians discuss the battle and some of the key people involved, including the Marshal, Nicholaa de la Haye, female castellan of Lincoln and sheriff of Lincolnshire. Find out how England recovered from the Magna Carta crisis transforming into a parliamentary state and military powerhouse at this free panel event.


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