After the fall of Lincoln Castle to the Parliamentarians in 1644, Sir Francis Fane, the Royalist garrison's commander, was arrested

Sir Francis Fane (c. 1611–1681)was the second surviving son of the 1st Earl of Westmorland. He was the Royalist commander in charge of Lincoln Castle when it was besieged by the Parliamentarians  from 3 to 6 May 1644.

Sir Francis was taken prisoner, and his estates confiscated.  The Fane family seat was Fulbeck Hall, near Grantham, Lincolnshire. Under the Commonwealth,  Sir Francis was allowed to buy it back - at a  considerable cost.

During the Second World War, Fulbeck Hall was requisitioned and became the headquarters of  the 1st Airborne Division. In September 1944, the division took part in the military operation 'Market Garden' and the subsequent Battle of Arnhem. The Parish Church of St Nicholas, Fulbeck, contains several monuments to the Fane family.

Pictured here is Julian Fane, of Fulbeck Manor, with Sir Francis Fane, his ancestor.  

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