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.

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Inhabitants of Londinium

The BBC News website has an article about a recent project looking at the ethnic mix and other features of the population of Roman London. Being the BBC it, inevitably, gives it a bit of a politically correct slant, but it is nevertheless an interesting piece of research:

** London ethnically diverse from start **
A DNA study confirms London was an ethnically diverse city from its very beginnings, BBC News has learned.

The piece can be viewed at  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-34809804


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