A-Z of Lincoln
- Wendy Turner
15th March 2023
The cathedral city of Lincoln offers a wealth of history dating from the first-century BC settlement of ‘Lindon’. In successive centuries, the Romans, Vikings and Danes all made their mark here. The city has many faces, from Steep Hill leading to the Uphill Cathedral Quarter with its beautiful cathedral dating from 1072, to the historic castle with its medieval Wall Walk and its precious Magna Carta, one of only four of the 1215 issue in existence.
In A–Z of Lincoln, Wendy Turner takes the reader on an engaging alphabetical tour of the city’s rich and diverse heritage. Discover stories and secrets of its notable streets and buildings and tales of its famous sons and daughters. Explore places including the Stonebow and Guildhall and treasures and artefacts from sieges, battles and celebrations through the ages. The author also reveals Lincoln’s darker side, with the grim Victorian prison in the castle, its chilling tales, tombstones and remembrances of hapless inmates.
Meanwhile, modern Lincoln invites us to a feast of stunning architecture, ghostly tales, the arts, wool and cloth and even its famous Lincolnshire sausages! Whatever your interest, Lincoln is the place to delve into a thousand years of people, places and history. Illustrated throughout, A–Z of Lincoln will be of interest to residents, visitors and all those with links to the city.