Once I was a clever boy learning the arts of Oxford... is a quotation from the verses written by Bishop Richard Fleming (c.1385-1431) for his tomb in Lincoln Cathedral. Fleming, the founder of Lincoln College in Oxford, is the subject of my research for a D. Phil., and, like me, a son of the West Riding.

I have remarked in the past that I have a deeply meaningful on-going relationship with a dead fifteenth century bishop...
It was Fleming who, in effect, enabled me to come to Oxford and to learn its arts, and for that I am immensely grateful.


Monday, 29 March 2010

Towton links


I realize some of the links I put in my earlier post about Towton do not work (my fault no doubt), so here is another attempt, with some more sites added:

A selection of pieces about the battle listed by the Towton Battlefield Society can be found here.

An article which raises questions about the location can be found here.

For the archaeological evidence look here.

For recent books on the battle there are several listed on Amazon; they appear in most cases to be essentially military histories, rather than more wide ranging studies of the battle in context.

For a review of one by Christopher Gavett, and published by Osprey, look here.

For the work of Graham Turner, a modern artist who specializes in reconstructing the conflicts of the period look at this.

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