It began as a Roman fortress in 48 AD, then known as Lindum Colonia.
Today, Lincoln is known for its architecture - particularly the Lincoln Cathedral - and as the location of other historical sites such as the Lincoln Castle and Roman ruins, as well as for its shopping district.
People Born in Lincoln
Lincoln in People's Lives
William the Conqueror: I built a castle here in 1068, seeing the town as an ideal middle ground for a fortification to help me secure the north, after a few tumultuous years of rebellions after the conclusion of my Norman Conquest.