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, 30 August 2010

More web links

Observant readers may have noticed that I have added some more sites to the list at the side. This is partly for the benefit of my readers, but also a way of keeping a record of useful sites for my own reference.

I have added the official site for the Papal visit and to mark his beatification the Newman reader site. This has most of the key works by Cardinal Newman online. Also on the ecclesiastical theme I have also added the site for the English Dominicans, which provides a useful introduction to each of their priories.

On the Monarchist, genealogical and heraldic aspect I have added the Almanach de Gotha site, which has an excellent selection of portraits and photographs, as well as heraldry, and also the website of the Hanoverian monarchy. It is in German, but covers the whole history of the family down to the present day.

As a research tool I have added the Medieval calendar calculator. I had lost my reference to this some time ago and was delighted to find it again in my files. It provides an easy to use, year or month-at-a-glance calendar for any year between 500 and 1582. Quite apart from its usefulness to historian it could be useful if any of those years come round again.

Linking two or three other interests I have also added the good Art in Medieval Hungary site.

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