876 The Vikings conquer Lincolnshire and create a town inside the old Roman walls of Lincoln.
941 Stamford and Lincoln taken by Edmund I. from the Mercian Danes, They were known as the Fif-burghers because they lived in the towns of Stamford, Lincoln, Leicester, Derby, and Nottingham.
1013 The Vikings recapture Lincoln from the Saxons.
1035 There was a frost on Midsummer Day so severe that crops and fruit were destroyed
1066 Lincoln's population reaches 12,000
1068 Lincoln Castle built, 166 houses were pulled down for the building of the castle. A further 74 outside of the castle area were in a poor state
1072 The Episcopal See moved from Dorchester on Thames to Lincoln. Until the middle of the 16th century the Lincoln See the largest diocese in England, stretching from the Humber to the Thames and including the counties of Lincoln, Leicester, Northampton, Rutland, Huntingdon, part of Hertford, Bedford, Buckingham, Cambridge and Oxford..
1075 The building of Lincoln Cathedral commenced
1086 Lincoln has a population of around 6,000
7th May 1092 : Bishop Remigius died
9th May 1092 : Lincoln Cathedral Consecrated
1093 The See of York had tried to claim the ancient Diocese of Lindsey (established in 678). It was finally settled by William Rufus in Lincoln's favour.
c 1100 A leper hospital called the Hospital of the Holy Innocents or the Malandry was founded, its location was on the lower part of the South Common
1108 The See of Ely established, Cambridgeshire is moved from the See of Lincoln to Ely.
1110 Fire ravages Lincoln destroying many houses and the wooden defences
1121 Henry I orders work to be carried out on Foss Dyke Canal to make it navigable
1123 Most of Lincoln's houses destroyed by fire.
1139 Civil War breaks out in Sussex between Matilda, the rightful heir to the throne, and King Stephen.
1140 Matilda's army besieges and captures Lincoln castle.
2nd February 1141 : Battle of Lincoln, click link to read about this important battle.
1141 Lincoln Cathedral severely damaged by fire
1148 St Katherine's Priory built by Bishop Chesney
1157/8 Second Crowning of Henry II in Wigford, most probably at St Mary's Guildhall.
1157 Lincoln was given a charter (a document granting the townspeople certain rights). The town was made independent and the rich citizens were allowed to elect a council of 24 men to rule. From the early 13th century Lincoln had a mayor.
1185 Serious structural damage caused to Cathedral thought to have been caused by an earthquake
1191 Lincoln Castle besieged by Bishop Longchamps's forces.
1192 Reconstruction of Cathedral begun
1217 Lincoln Castle attacked by the French
20th May 1217: The Second Battle of Lincoln, click on the link
1226 Henry III held a parliament in Lincoln
1231 Grey Friars arrive in Lincoln
1238 Dominican friars arrive in Lincoln. Central tower of Cathedral collapsed, a new tower was started immediately
1255 Henry III was petitioned to allow part of the Roman east city wall to be taken down to extend the Cathedral.
31st July 1255 The body of a 9 year old boy called Hugh was found in a well 18 Jews were later executed for his alleged murder.
1266 A band of rebel barons, "the Disinherited" as they called themselves, who had been hiding in the Isle of Axholme, made a sudden attack on the city and took special care to burn the books of the Jews so that the records of debts owing to Jews should be destroyed
1269 Carmelites arrive in Lincoln
1275-1300 Collapse of cloth industry
1280 Angel Choir of the Cathedral consecrated
1284 The walls of the Cathedral Close erected under licence from Edward I.
1290 Expulsion of Jews in England
1291 Lincoln becomes a Staple Town
1301 20th January, Parliament met at Lincoln to consider the Papal claims to the sovereignty of Scotland. The Barons drew up a letter to Pope Boniface VIII wholly denying his claims of it being a feif of the Holy See,
About 1310 the Central or Broad Tower of the Cathedral was raised to its present height and spire added
1312 Edward II held a parliament in Lincoln
1314 Lincoln's first mayors take office
1316 The Great Famine. It was known as 'Great' not just because of the number of people who died but also because it covered most of northern Europe as far as Russia. It is said to have been caused by prolonged torrential rain.
1318 Edward II held a parliament in Lincoln
1319 Cathedral Close walls fortified with battlements and towers, under licence from Edward II.
1327 15th Sep Edward IlI held a parliament in Lincoln, the last recorded in Lincoln. The death of Edward II was announced at this parliament.
1328 7 Feb Edward IlI held a parliament in Lincoln, the last recorded in Lincoln.
1345 Population approximately 4,000
1349 The Black Death devastates Lincoln. The town declines in population and prosperity