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.


Saturday, 28 April 2012

Recent archaeological discoveries


The announcement of the discovery of an abbatial crozier and ring in excavations at Furness Abbey has been commented on in several newspaper articles and online posts.

The article in the Independent can be read here and the New Liturgical Movement has the coverage from the Daily Mail in  Medieval Abbot's Grave Uncovered

Fr Blake has also posted about the find in Furness Abbey Crozier Find

The Independent also has this report Sapphire ring 'belonged to Anglo-Saxon or Viking royalty about a significant discovery near York.

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