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.


Sunday, 24 August 2014

Inspiring Charlemagne as a builder



Christopher Howse has an interesting piece - it is in effect a book review - about the sources and inspiration for Charlemagne's Palace Chapel at Aachen (Aix-la Chapelle)in his weekly column in today's Daily Telegraph. It can be read here


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