The first battle of Lincoln, 2 February 1141

The first battle of Lincoln, 2 February 1141

This illumination depicts the first battle of Lincoln, on 2 February 1141, in the civil war between King Stephen and Empress Matilda. It comes from a copy of Henry of Huntingdon’s Historia Anglorum made around the year 1200.[1] It is included in my chapter on Ralph of Fenne, who was the ancestor the Rochfords of Fenne through his daughter and heiress, Albreda.

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