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, 14 March 2014

More historic discoveries in the news


As I said in my previous post the Daily Mail often has interesting articles about historic and archaological finds, and here are two links from the article about Rendlesham that are interesting in their own right.(Both discoveries may affect house prices in the vicinity)


The second story is about the discovery of what is apparently a piece of Tudor court furniture, which would be a remarkable survival, whatever may or may not have occured within it:  Is this the bed which launched the Tudors: Dumped in a hotel car park this four poster could be where Henry VIII was conceived and is worth £20million

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