Lincolnshire History

This page draws together the posts and articles on this site that are concerned with the history, archaeology, landscape and place-names of Lincolnshire.

The changing landscape and coastline of Lincolnshire
  1. The landscape evolution of eastern Lincolnshire: a timeline in cross-sections
  2. Of chalk and ice: the white cliffs of Louth in the Palaeolithic era
  3. The landscape of Lincolnshire during the last 'Ice Age'
  4. The flooding of Mesolithic Doggerland and the emergence of Lincolnshire
  5. The prehistoric evolution of the coastline of north-eastern Lincolnshire
  6. The submerged prehistoric forests on Trusthorpe and Cleethorpes beaches, Lincolnshire
  7. Stain Hill and the Lincolnshire Marshes in the Anglo-Saxon period
  8. The drowned villages and eroding coastline of Lincolnshire, c. 1250-1600
  9. Missing Lincs? Some lost islands along the Lincolnshire coast
  10. The Great Wash City & Woldsea: two failed schemes for building new cities on the Lincolnshire coastline
Archaeological finds and sites from Lincolnshire
  1. Cun Hu Hill: a possible late/post-Roman fortification near Grimsby
  2. Villas, barrows, DMVs and roads: viewing Lincolnshire's archaeology from the air using Google & Bing Maps
  3. The Welton le Wold handaxes & the earliest human activity in the Louth region
  4. Villas and ranches on the late Roman Lincolnshire Wolds: the Welton le Wold villa and its landscape context
  5. The Anglo-Saxon wīc at Garwick: a brief update
  6. Pagan pendants, sceptres, lead tablets & runic inscriptions: some interesting recent finds from Lincolnshire
  7. Torksey and the distribution of Islamic dirhams in Anglo-Saxon England
  8. Ketsby DMV: a Roman–Early Modern settlement & pilgrimage site on the Lincolnshire Wolds
  9. Roman mosaics from the Greetwell villa-palace and other sites in Lincolnshire
  10. An early Anglo-Saxon pot from the Greetwell villa-palace
  11. A tenth-century Anglo-Saxon standing cross discovered at Louth, Lincolnshire
  12. Romano-British pottery in the fifth- to sixth-century Lincoln region
  13. Ludford, Tealby and the Taifali: a major Late Iron Age to early post-Roman settlement on the Lincolnshire Wolds
  14. The fifth-to sixth-century British church in the forum at Lincoln: a brief discussion
  15. The submerged prehistoric forests on Trusthorpe and Cleethorpes beaches, Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire history, literature, legends & place-names
  1. Havelok and the British kings of ‘Lincoln and Lindesi’
  2. A brief note on Willinghams and Inghams: Anglo-Saxon pagan priests and Kultverbände in Lincolnshire & East Anglia?
  3. Anglo-Saxon or sub-Roman: what should we call Lincolnshire in the fifth and sixth centuries?
  4. Some interesting early maps of Lincolnshire
  5. The monstrous landscape of medieval Lincolnshire
  6. Al-Idrisi's twelfth-century map and description of eastern England
  7. Sinister omens & idle traditions: a twelfth-century superstition that the king of England must not enter Lincoln
  8. More monstrous landscapes of medieval Lincolnshire
  9. Britons and Anglo-Saxons: Lincolnshire AD 400–650 (Second Edition, 2020)
  10. The importance of Lincolnshire in the fifth to seventh centuries AD
  11. Lissingleys, the meeting-place of Anglo-Saxon & Anglo-Scandinavian Lindsey, and the antiquity of Ogilby's 1675 road from Lincoln to Grimsby
  12. The 'bluestones' and Bluestone Heath of eastern Lincolnshire: some thoughts on their significance and name
  13. Macamathehou in Lincolnshire and the evidence for people named Muhammad in medieval England
  14. Al-Idrīsī’s twelfth-century description and map of Lincolnshire (article version)