Who are the famous Lincolnshire born figures we have named our teams after?
I am Henry of Bolingbroke
I was actually King Henry IV who lived between 15 April 1367 – 20 March 1413.
I was King of England and Lord of Ireland from 1399 to 1413.
I was born at Bolingbroke Castle in Lincolnshire, and was called Henry of Bolingbroke.
I am Matthew Flinders
I was the first person to sail all the way round Australia.
I was born in Donington, Lincolnshire and went to Donington Grammar School.
It is widely believed that I was the first person to name ‘Australia’!
I am Sir Isaac Newton
I discovered gravity when an apple hit me on the head whilst reading under a tree.
I was born in the tiny village of Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth, Lincolnshire, England and went to school at Kings Grammar, Grantham.
I am Alfred, Lord Tennyson
I was born in Somersby, Lincolnshire, and famous for being one the finest poets in Victorian Britain.
I became poet laureate in 1850 and was very good friends with Queen Victoria. My best known poems are ‘Charge or the Light Brigade’ and ‘Ulyses’.