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.


Monday, 8 August 2016

More from Tintagel


Following on from my post the other day about recent discoveries at Tintagel in Cornwall here is a link to an article entitled  "Tintagel Castle and the legend of King Arthur" from the BBC History Magazine's History Explorer bookazine (sic) King Arthur here.

The Medieval Histories blog/website also has three posts  about the recent discoveries at Tintagel:
Tintagel excavations summer2016

Luxury at Tintagel in the Early Medieval Period

This summer archaeologists have been excavating in Cornwall at Tintagel, the famous site for Arthurian Legend. The results are exhilarating.
Sculpture at Tintagel © EnglishHeritage/Emily Whitfield-Wicks

Tintagel - New Visitor Experience

Since 2010 curators at English Heritage have worked hard to make Tintagel both more informative and welcoming. The question is: have they succeeded? Get an overview fo the debate and  follow the links
tintagel chapel

Tristan and Yseult at Tintagel

Links to the legends of Tristan and Yseult and not Arthur may have been the reason Richard I chose to built a castle there in 1225

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