Nicola de la Haye

Nicola de la Haye famously defended Lincoln castle from attack in 1191 when Prince John tried to seize the throne from Richard I. She had inherited her father’s land in Lincolnshire and his position as keeper of the castle. This seal was used after she was widowed and is attached to a land grant. (Catalogue ref: DL 25/2890)

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