battle of Lincoln

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The opponents of King John called in Louis, dauphin of France, to assist them. He continued his campaign in 1217 after John's death. On 20 May 1217 his supporters besieging Lincoln castle were themselves attacked by a relief force under William Marshal, regent for John's young son Henry III. The comte de la Perche, commanding the French troops, was killed and resistance melted away.

Subjects: British History.

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