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.


Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Royal vill at Rendlesham identified


There are news reports of a very significant archaeological discovery at Rendlelsham in Suffolk. It looks as if the site of the royal residence of King Raedwald and his dynasty has been identified in a village always known to have been a royal centre for the East Anglian kings, and close to the royal burial ground at Sutton Hoo. There is an introduction to the history of Rendlesham here.

There is a report on the BBC News website at Anglo-Saxon 'kings' village' discovered in Rendlesham

 

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