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, 29 April 2016

A discovery in Scotland

The BBC News website has a report about the discovery by archaeologists who believe they have uncovered the remains of the medieval Borders chapel where William Wallace was appointed Guardian of Scotland in 1297. This was the Kirk o' the Forest in Selkirk. its foundations appear to lie under other ruins.

The report can be read at  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-36158808

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