In 48 AD, the Romans took over Lincolnshire and built a fort, but later abandoned it due to the town becoming calm. Later in the first century, a new town was built, named Colonia for retired soldiers. It was then renamed by the Romans to Lindum Colonia, eventually changing to Lindon when the Romans left, and then to what we know as Lincoln.
The original Lincoln became a prosperous town housing about seven thousand people. Inside the walls that protected the city were grid like streets around a rectangular area. This was the market place that was lined with shops and the Town Hall building. Public baths were also available in this town. The baths were a place to socialize as well as to bathe.
The Romans developed the area so that ships could arrive in the port from the sea. For this to happen they had to deepen the Witham and the Fosdick so that the Trent was linked to the town also. The town’s residents and the Romans fled the city in about the fifth century, and everything was left to fall into ruins. Roman Lincoln housed rich people in stone houses and glass windows. These houses even had a form of heating in the colder months of the year. The poorer people had to live in wooden huts that were cold and damp. By the tenth century, the town was beginning to prosper again, and was able to build its own mint. Many skilled craftsmen moved into the area such as blacksmiths, potters, shoemakers and jewellers.
Lincoln’s wooden castle was built by William the Conqueror in 1068, so he could keep an eye on the residents, to stop them from misbehaving. To build the castle he had to knock down one hundred and sixty six homes. The wood was replaced with stone in the twelfth century and the castle’s keep was named after the Countess Lucy, to Lucy Tower.
A cathedral was built and eventually completed in 1092 and the Bishop from Dorchester took it over. Unfortunately, it was severely damaged by an earthquake in 1185, and was rebuilt in 1192. By 1237, the central tower collapsed, and it was decided that they should replace the tower with a spire, which was completed in 1311.
In the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, the main industry of Lincoln was wool. Cloth was woven by the wool and was then transported to Witham where it was then shipped abroad. Lincoln today still flourishes as the population has now reached about eighty seven thousand. A Sculpture named Empowerment was unveiled in the city in 2002. There was no such thing as a mattress for your bed in these eras, but you have the advantage of having a memory foam mattress.
The Single memory foam mattress and pillow are great to relieve those tired bones after a hard day’s work. They support the body in ways an ordinary mattress does not. They form to the body as soon as the heat warms the material. The pillow moulds to head shape supporting head and neck. The Hypnia memory foam aids good blood circulation to the muscles letting you unwind ready for work the next day.