'Steampunk is fundamentally about democratisation of creativity. A baron fighting for democracy is the perfect symbol then and now. Inspired by the past but very much a contemporary value.' - John Naylor, Lincoln Steampunks
Richard de Clare & Gilbert de Clare
Richard de Clare 3rd Earl of Hertford sided with the barons, although he had made peace with the king and his castle of Tonbridge was taken. He married Amice Fitzwilliam and had three children. He and his son were excommunicated by the pope in 1215 and he died in 1217 in Oxfordshire.
By Lincoln Steampunks
Lincoln Steampunks are proud to paint and sponsor a baron. They saw this as a fantastic opportunity that would enable them to be both part of the Magna Carta celebrations and give back to the city, as Lincoln is the world home of Steampunk.
Sponsored by Human Alchemy & Victorian Steampunk Society
Paul & Dawn Barron of Human Alchemy are proud co-sponsors of Steampunk Baron. We specialise in transforming businesses and share Steampunks' love of artistic creativity, imagination and uniqueness, so our collaboration with Lincoln Steampunks in this exciting public art programme is perfect. Dawn is also delighted to have worked with Lincoln BIG & Visit Lincoln from concept through to delivery of this programme and has been thrilled with how the community has embraced it. A very fitting, fun, modern complement to the other fascinating historical Magna Carta celebrations in our City.