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, 3 August 2016

An Arthurian age site revealed at Tintagel


The discovery at Tintagel, traditionally identified as the birthplace of King Arthur, of significant evidence for it having been a fifth or sixth century centre for a regional ruler is described in an article
"Royal palace discovered in area believed to be birthplace of King Arthur" published in the Daily Telegraph and which can be read here





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