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Frank's Battlefields Trust Talk Battle of Lincoln 1217

Organizing a lunchtime talk for The Battlefields Trust because Battlefields matter

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The Battlefields Trust

We preserve historic battlefields to develop educational and heritage use

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The Battle of Lincoln 1217
Dr Matthew Bennett
A lecture and sandwich lunch 
12.30 - 2.00 pm
Tuesday 30th May 2017 
Hosted by 
The Fusiliers Museum London in the 
Officer's Mess of The Royal
Regiment of Fusiliers 
HM Tower of London

The Second Battle of Lincoln occurred at Lincoln Castle on Saturday 20 May 1217, during the First Barons' War, between the forces of the future Louis VIII of France and those of King Henry III of England. Louis's forces were attacked by a relief force under the command of William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke. Thomas, the Comte du Perche, commanding the French troops, was killed and Louis was expelled from his base in the southeast of England.  The battle was a the turning point in the First baron;s War and effectively ended the conflict that arose after the sealing of Magna Carta two years earlier.

Military historian Dr Matthew Bennett led the Battlefields Trust Magna Carta 800th project. He has been a trustee for many years. He will talk about this important battle and  some of the fascinating people and incidents from an exciting and key moment in our history. 

Our hosts will be the Fusiliers Museum and the event includes a sandwich lunch, a glass of wine and the opportunity to network in the exclusive surroundings of the Fusiliers mess in HM Tower of London. If you would like to attend this lunchtime talk, please make a donation of £25 for each attendee (£20 for members of the Battlefields Trust) and email your name, contact number and any special requirements (dietary/mobility) to helen.perry@battlefieldstrust.com On receipt, email confirmation will be sent together with directions to the venue. If you have any questions, please ring 0207 387 6620. We look forward to welcoming you.

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The booking deadline for this event is Friday 26th May 2017.

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