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, 9 June 2016

The medieval Palace of Westminster


Looking for pictures of Westminster abbey I found these two reconstructions of the medieval palace of Westminster and thought I would post them as well. Both attempt to show Westminster at the beginning of the sixteenth century.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/b4/83/5a/26/5344483ea7852cc8/westminster2_original.jpg

Image: geni.com

https://s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/81/85/97/1d/5344483ea7852ccb/old-palace-westminster_original.jpg

Image: geni.com


 

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