1st century BC - an Iron Age
settlement was present at Lincoln
AD 48 - the Romans took control of the
area and built a fortress named Lindon,
with a large settlement growing around
400s - the Romans withdrew from
England, leading to the Vikings taking
control of much of the country, including
1066 - the Norman conquest of England
by William I led to Lincoln Castle being
built two years later.
1092 - the first Lincoln Cathedral was
completed next to the castle.
1124 - Lincoln Cathedral is damaged by
a vast fire.
1150s - Lincoln's medieval town had
become one of the wealthiest towns in
England, trading in cloth and wool.
1185 - Lincoln Cathedral is partially
destroyed by an earthquake.
1215 - the Magna
Carta was drawn up with one of the
original copies being kept at Lincoln
1255 - work to build Lincoln Cathedral
in a larger scale begins.
1200s late - the Bishops Palace was
completed by Lincoln Cathedral, becoming
one of the most important buildings in
1311 - the central tower spire of the
cathedral is completed at 525 feet.
1420 - the two west towers of the
cathedral are built higher and topped
with spires as well.
1548 - the central tower spire crashed
down during a storm.
1642 - 1651 - Lincoln changed hands a
number of times during the English Civil
1700s - 1800s - Lincoln grew around
Revolution and with the Foss Dyke
Canal to transport goods in and out
of the city.
1760s - the start of the Industrial
Revolution led to Lincoln becoming
home to many top heavy engineering
1807 - the two spires on the cathedral
west towers were removed.
1834 - the Great Tom bell is fitted in
the central tower of the cathedral. This
5 ton bell is rung avery hour.
1914 - 1945 - during the two world
wars, heavy engineering companies at
Lincoln produced military hardware,
including the first tanks.
Today - Lincoln businesses are mainly
public administration, commerce, farming,
More History of Lincoln at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln,_England