ⓘ History of Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire, England derived from the merging of the territory of the ancient Kingdom of Lindsey with that controlled by the Danelaw borough Stamford. For some time the entire county was called Lindsey, and it is recorded as such in the Domesday Book. Later, Lindsey was applied to only the northern core, around Lincoln, it was defined as one of the three Parts of Lincolnshire, along with Holland in the south-east and Kesteven in the south west.
In 1888, when the Zemstvo was created, Lindsey, Holland and Kesteven each allowed to have a separate "part" of the Soviets. These survived until 1974, when Holland, Kesteven, and most of Lindsey were United in Lincolnshire, and in the Northern part, with Scunthorpe and Grimsby, going to the newly formed non-urban County of Humberside, along with most East Riding of Yorkshire.
Further local government reform in 1996 abolished Humberside, and the parts South of the Humber became the unitary authorities of North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire. These areas became part of Lincolnshire for ceremonial purposes such as Lord-lieutenants, but not covered by Lincolnshire police. These two authorities in Yorkshire and the Humber region of England.
Other areas of Lincolnshire are Boston, East Lindsey, Lincoln, South Holland, South Kesteven, North Kesteven and West Lindsey. They are part of the East Midlands.