Category Archives: Henry II

The Richest Man in England

For many years the house at the northern corner of Steep Hill and Christ’s Hospital Terrace was known as “Aaron the Jews House”, but we now know that this is incorrect. There have been suggested two other possible locations for … Continue reading

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Do Not Wear Your Crown In Lincoln

St Mary le Wigford church stands next to the railway line on St Mary’s Street in today’s centre of Lincoln.  Built during the 11th century by Eirtig.  It was one of the 15 Lincoln churches that survived the Reformation: there … Continue reading

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Lincoln’s Royal Bishop

Geoffrey Plantagenet, sometimes known as Geoffrey Fitzroy, was an illegitimate son of Henry II.  He was born about 1150, before his father married Eleanor of Aquitaine. Even though he had not taken holy orders he was appointed Archdeacon of Lincoln in … Continue reading

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