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.


Saturday, 30 May 2015

Plan to explore the past of Reading Abbey


Stephanie A. Mann has an interesting piece on her excellent blog Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation about the possibilities of further excavations at the site of Reading Abbey, and in particular the search for the remains of the founder King Henry I. She also writes about the fate of the last Abbot Bl.Hign Cook of faringdon who was martyred in 1539.





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  1. Thank you for the link: I have fond memories of Reading Abbey going back to childhood days.
    John

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