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, 24 August 2012

Posts you will have missed

Due to the problems I was experiencing a few weeks back with the computer I am having to post some pieces late, and back dating them to their proper place. Two with the recent theme of the Wars of the Roses can be found at The coronation in Dublin and The Battle of Stoke which may be of interest to regular readers who were unable to see them on the appropriate date.

When I have completed some other delayed posts I will give the links to those.

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