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, 2 April 2015

Medieval Cambridge burials


The recent discovery in the centre of Cambridge of a sizeable medieval cemetery looks as if it could provide useful information about burial practice, particularly in the context of late medieval English conditions.

There is an illustrated online report about the site from the BBC News website here.

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