It may come as a surprise to many people, but almost every settlement in modern Lincolnshire can not only trace its origins back to the medieval period or earlier. It is also likely to have some remains of its medieval past surviving to the present day. So, if you look around your village or town, you are actually looking at a settlement that formed part of an extensive, varied and vibrant medieval landscape.

As you progress through this online course, you will be given an introduction on how you can discover more about the medieval settlement around you. This will include what survives today, that you can go out and look at, and pointers to where you can find further information and historical background.