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Lincolnshire places with royal tales to tell

Discover some of Lincolnshire's royal connections from King John's lost treasure to a medieval palace where a queen betrayed a king.

Royal visitors to Lincoln Castle

King Henry II visited Lincoln several times in the late 12th century. Archaeologists have discovered an astonishing range bones - from plover, lapwing and swan to conger eel, oyster and venison - in a medieval rubbish pit, perhaps the remains of a lavish feast held in his honour.

King John spent several days at Lincoln in September 1216, shortly before he lost his jewels and baggage in the Wash. Over three hundred years later, in August 1541, King Henry VIII accompanied by his young Queen Catherine Howard 'rode at afternoon to the Castle and did view it, and the City' as part of his 'royal progress' to York.

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