History at its Heart: Lincoln Book Festival
Lincoln Book Festival has history at its heart. Why? The reasons are simple.
From its Roman remains, the Norman Castle and Gothic Cathedral to the Georgian Minster Yard, Lincoln is a place where history seeps from every stone.
The city’s origins are owed to the Romans – whose ancient city can still be seen today – and ‘Lindum Colonia’ has played an influential role in English history ever since.
In 1215, an original of Magna Carta was brought to the city and today Lincoln Castle is the only place in the world where the great charter can be seen side-by-side with an original of the 1217 Charter of the Forest.
Thousands of years of history can still be seen in the fabric of the city, known as the ‘Birthplace of the Tank’ due to its engineering heritage from the early 20th century. The county of Lincolnshire is nicknamed ‘Bomber County’ in recognition of its rich aviation history and today is home to the RAF’s world famous Red Arrows aerobatic display team.
In 2017 the city commemorates the 800th anniversary of the Battle of Lincoln and the sealing of the Charter of the Forest, events which like Magna Carta helped to shape the course of English history.
To find out more about the history of Lincoln, visit the Visit Lincoln website. Lincoln Record Society and the Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology are also excellent sources of information.
Lincoln Book Festival tickets are booked via the Lincoln Drill Hall Box Office at the venue on Free School Lane, by phone on 01522 873894 or online via www.lincolndrillhall.com . The 2017 Festival programme and ticket prices are published in early summer.