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.


Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Roman barracks


The BBC News website has a post about how excavation work for a new metro line in Rome has unearthed a huge army barracks from the reign of Emperor Hadrian in the 2nd Century. The report can be viewed at  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-36311156 

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