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.


Friday, 24 August 2012

Looking for King Richard III


Wednesday was the anniversary of the battle of Bosworth in 1485 and today there are these internet reports of an attempt by archaeologists to locate the grave or remains of King Richard III on the site of the Greyfriars church in Leicester where he was buried, and which can be read here  and here

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