From 20May untill September to celebrate the battle of Lincoln 800 years ago, there is a trial of knights in Lincoln.
Lincoln knights trial: The history bit from exactly 800 years ago
There are 36 large knight sculptures. A bronze sculpture called Poet Laurette knight forms number 37 of the trial and is located inside the Minerva building of Lincoln university. We found that the building was unlocked to look at the bronze statues on a bank holiday so during daytime hours hopefully; it is possible to see this knight.
35 of the 36 large knight statues have a little green shield on. Each knight’s shield has a symbol on. In maps that can be picked up from Lincoln tourist attractions there is a key which links each symbol to a word then at the back of the map there is space and instructions to form sentences of the word. Once all knights viewed, in order to form the sentence the completed sentences can be exchanged for a certificate. We saw all knights but, was too overwhelmed to collect a certificate. It was a great feeling of accomplishment to have found all the knights and also located the shields on them; some were hidden on the statues!
The one without sheild is number 10 on the trial. Which is found I. Front of the cathedral. It is called Lincoln city knight.
Many shops are selling mini plaster cast models and many shops have painted a mini knight and placed in window. Therefore with all mini knights, I think we saw about 60 knights in a day.
We parked for free on Gray Street, just across road from Lincolnshire life museum at 10.40.
At Lincolnshire life museum there was Quintessentially English knight.
We saw the last knight on the trial, at 4pm and arrived back to the car at 4.30pm. We had walked over 10km. With two approximately 30minute breaks during the day.
Further knight pictures in other posts.