Knights Trail

The trail map and six of the thirty six knights dotted around the city on Lincoln, this is to commemorate 800 years since the battle of Lincoln in 1217,
Just before the death of King John rebels declared Prince Louis the son of the King of France the rightful king of England and war broke out, the rebels held the city of Lincoln but could not take the castle resolutely defended by Nicolaa de la Haye (yes a lady) on 20th May 1217 William Marshal led a force including 36 English Knight's to Lincoln were he defeated the joint rebel and French force so securing Henry III's throne.
Great history Peter. The horses weren't very big then were they?
posted June 27th, 2017  
@terryliv now there speaks the voice of an engineer not an artist Terry, all are hand painted by local artists, some painted in a shopping centre so the public could go and watch them being painted, all sponsored by local companies and at the end will be auctioned off to raise money for local charities :)
posted June 27th, 2017  
What a wonderful collection of knights in shining armour! And for Poppo @terryliv - You said a knight of the old round table could be short of nothing but a square :)
posted June 27th, 2017  
A wonderful collage and info thanks fav
posted June 28th, 2017  
A much more interesting theme for the trail than other ones. I have seen Shaun the Sheep, Bulls, and many more over the years on 365. Trust Lincoln to come up with a historical theme.
a really interesting collage, so well presented.
posted June 28th, 2017  
@onewing I agree with you. One of my personal favourites were the Lambananas in Liverpool, did you ever see those ?
posted June 28th, 2017  
I really like how you have included the map and a selection of knights around the edges.
posted June 28th, 2017  
@angiedanielle24 I have only seen them on 365 and not the ones in Liverpool. I live in Australia so it is a bit far for me to see them personally.
posted June 28th, 2017  
@onewing I'll see if I can find one of the Liverpool ones ...they were the first I saw I think . May cities in England are having these. Last year there were Owls in Birmingham and I got obsessed with finding and photographing them ! I'm really looking forward to the Wolves that are coming to Wolverhampton this summer too.
posted June 28th, 2017  
What a great way to celebrate the defeat of the rebels.. the knights look so cute but i bet in life they looked very different..
posted June 28th, 2017  
@gilbertwood Thank you for your comment Denise I've only seen 13 of them so far will be returning to find them all:)
posted June 28th, 2017  
@onewing Thank you very much Babs, its a problem getting a clean shot of them, they seem to be surrounded by tourists, I intend to photograph them all and put all thirty six on a single sheet may post it in my extras album:)
posted June 28th, 2017  
@angiedanielle24 Thank you for your lovely comments and finding the time to comment its appreciated I have attached a link showing the Liverpool Lambananas for you and Babs @onewing hopefully it will work, https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=liverpool+lambananas&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjj36jw7uDUAhWOmbQKHSk9BJ8QsAQIOQ&biw=1920&bih=950
posted June 28th, 2017  
@jorlam Thank you for your comments Jorlam, not so much the defeat of the Rebel forces more those pesky French, yes life and history never paint the said picture just like our own lives we tend to remember the good times and lock the bad times away to the back of your minds:)
posted June 28th, 2017  
@pcoulson thanks for that link Peter! They looked very cool in the city streets. They were something to do with genetically modified food!
posted June 28th, 2017  
@pcoulson Peter, the link worked a treat.. i was in Liverpool September 2016 and photographed one of these.. i never knew it was supposed to be a lamb or what it was about. i thought it was just the Scousers having a laugh. Now, i know - thank you for the enlightenment.. 😊
posted June 28th, 2017  
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