S Drury

S Drury

Posted on 06/16/2017


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"Show us what you've got" ~ Lincoln's Knights trail

"Show us what you've got" ~ Lincoln's Knights trail
Follow the Lincoln Knights’ Trail - 36 sculptures across Lincoln city centre - to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the Battle of Lincoln and the sealing of the Charter of the Forest.

“The Battle of Lincoln, one of the most decisive in English history, meant that England would be ruled by the Angevin, not the Capetian dynasty.”

The launch of the Lincoln Knights' Trail will also take place during a day of events to commemorate the 800th anniversary of the Battle of Lincoln 1217 on Saturday, May 20.



On the very day 800 years ago when one of the most important battles in English history took place, the city where the events unfolded will mark the occasion. Lincoln will be recreating history by marking the anniversary of the Battle of Lincoln 1217 and the Sealing of the Charter of the Forest.

Famous Knight William Marshal led an army from Newark to Lincoln to face French invaders and their supporters, who had laid siege to Lincoln Castle, which was under control of custodian Nicholaa de la Haye. Despite being outnumbered Marshal outwitted his enemy and led his forces to victory for Lincoln and England.

As part of the anniversary events, the Lincoln Knights' Trail will launch.

Following on from the success of the Barons' Trail in 2015, 36 full-sized painted knights are waiting to be discovered.

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L. L. Wall
L. L. Wall
Hi Steve, I see you are on the trail of a lot of (fiberglass?) knights: an interesting series of shots. I especially like this one: colorful. Importantly, commemorating a history-changing event.

To a different end, Washington DC did something similar with 100's of pandas and Vancouver displayed 100's of Spirit Bears (a rare variety), all in fiberglass and each individually custom painted by local artists ... and then they were each auctioned off to benefit some charity.

Regards, Wally
5 months ago.
S Drury has replied to L. L. Wall
Hello Wally thank you i am pleased you like the series so far :))

You are quite right of course these are fiberglass models placed on concrete bases and colour design by differant people .. these too will be autioned off for charity when the time to remove them arrives ... the last Lincoln trail two years ago was the "Barons Trail" to mark the signing of the Magna Cata by King John of England in 1215 ......... The auction of the Barons saw £167,000 ( $ 213,927 USD ) raised for charity

Best wishes ... Steve
5 months ago.