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.


Thursday, 11 October 2012

A modern take on an Old World View


The other week a friend, who knows my somewhat traditional sympathies, sent me this slightly tongue-in-cheek piece of modern historical cartography:
Europe According to Austria-Hungary Print by worldatlas
It seems a reasonably fair assessment of the situation in 1914...

It comes from a series of quite entertaining mapping stereotypes produced by Alpha Designer.com, all of which can be accessed here.

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