“Inspired by Lincolnshire pride, a ‘Yellow Belly’ is the term given to someone born and bred in Lincolnshire. However if you ask a Yellow Belly where the term came from, you could get several different answers!” – Ruth Pigott

Gilbert de Clare
Gilbert de Clare
Gilbert de Clare, 4th Earl of Hertford, 5th Earl of Gloucester was the son of Richard de Clare, 3rd Earl of Hertford. In 1215 Gilbert and his father were two of the barons and championed the French king in the First Barons’ War, fighting at Lincoln under the baronial banner. He was taken prisoner in 1217 by William Marshal (father of William Marshal II), whose daughter Isabel he later married on 9 October: her 17th birthday. They had six children. He died in 1230 in Brittany.

By Ruth Pigott

Ruth Pigott is a mixed media artist. She is trained as a Theatre Designer and since living in Lincolnshire from 2001, she has worked as a community artist. She is the Artistic Director of Curiosity Creators, a company set up to support local community groups and schools with art based projects.

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