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, 6 May 2015

What's in a name for a Princess


Christopher Howse has an interesting and entertaining article in today's Daily Telegraph about the names chosen for Princess Charlotte and some of their historical resonances. His article can be seen at Princess Charlotte could still define herself as a Diana.

How much significance there is in the choice of names is unclear - despite having dynastic associations they may, as some commentators have suggested, also, or simply are, names the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge like. Either way they seem eminently suitable.







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