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.


Friday, 13 November 2015

Battle of Sheriffmuir 1715


Today is the tercentenary of the inconlusive battle of Sheriffmuir near Dunblane in 1715 fought between Jacobite and Hanoverian troops. There are useful illustrated online articles about  it at Battle of Sheriffmuir,, at  Battle of Sheriffmuir - The Battlefields Trust, at Battle of Sheriffmuir Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland, at The Battle of Sheriffmuir, 1715 - Historic UK, at Battle of Sheriffmuir - History Net, and at The Battle of Sheriffmuir - The Clan Cameron Association

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