Thanks to historian and author Sharon Bennett Connolly for meeting with us today and giving us a highly informative tour of Conisbrough Castle – home of the De Warenne’s who also built and owned Sandal Castle. Sharon is working on a new book on Nichola de la Haye who held Lincoln Castle for six weeks against the French in May 1217 until aided by William Marshall which ultimately led to the French defeat. Sharon will hopefully have another new book out in the next few months on ‘The Anarchy” of King Stephen’s reign, and we would heartily recommend getting hold of a copy when published.
On the 26th April we will once again be meeting with historian and author Sharon Bennett Connolly at Conisbrough Castle. Sharon recently published a book on the De Warenne’s – Earls of Surrey and owners of Sandal Castle – and is now working on a new biography of Nichola de la Haye, who held Lincoln Castle against the French in 2017.