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.

Thursday, 11 June 2020

Responding to Medieval Earthquakes

The Conversation is a website about academic research and has an interesting paper about how later medieval society understood and responded to natural disasters in the form of earthquakes and tsunamis. It is by Paolo Forlin of Durham and can be viewed at How medieval Europe recovered from earthquakes.

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