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Lincoln is a cathedral city. It is the county town of Lincolnshire, within the East Midlands of England. Lincoln's non-metropolitan district has a total population of 94,600. The 2011 census gave the whole urban area of Lincoln (which consist of Waddington and North Hykeham) a population of 130,200.
It was developed from the Roman town named as Lindum Colonia, which developed from an Iron Age settlement. Major landmarks of Lincoln is Lincoln Cathedral. It is a famous example of English Gothic architecture. Lincoln Castle is an 11th-century Norman castle. The city is also home to the Bishop Grosseteste University and the University of Lincoln.
The origins of Lincoln can be traced to the remains of an Iron Age settlement of round wooden dwellings. It (which discovered in 1972 by archaeologists) have been dated to the 1st century BC. This settlement was constructed by a deep pool (the modern Brayford Pool) in the River Witham at the foot of a large hill. Later here Normans had constructed Lincoln Castle and Lincoln Cathedral.
During the Anarchy, in the year 1141 Lincoln was the site of a battle between King Stephen and the militaries of Empress Matilda, led by her half-brother Robert. After brutal fighting on the city's streets, Stephen's forces were conquered. Stephen was nabbed and then taken to Bristol.
By 1150, Lincoln was one of the richest towns in England. The basis of the economy was wool cloth, which was used to export to Flanders. In 1130 Lincoln weavers had set up a guild to produce Lincoln Cloth, particularly the fine dyed 'green' and 'Scarlet'. The reputation of this was later improved by Robin Hood wearing woollens of Lincoln green.
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