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 December 2014

Revealing Old Sarum

A friend has alerted me to the BBC report of a survey which has revealed the ground plan of the medieval city of Old Sarum, abandoned in the mid- thirteenth century in favour of New Sarum - Salisbury - adjacent to the new cathedral built on the banks of the river Avon.

The report can be viewed at Old Sarum archaeologists reveal plan of medieval city

There is more about the history of the site at the online illustrated history and account at Old Sarum 

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