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, 9 September 2020

More on Sheffield Castle

Since my post the other day Sheffield Castle
about archaeological work on the site of the medieval stronghold I have come across a more detailed account of the various excavations of the site, proposals to perhaps make the site accessible and a CGI reconstruction of the gatehouse. It is from the local newspaper - hence no doubt the ‘local pride’ about its importance - and can be seen at Sheffield's lost castle was 'medieval stronghold' and 'deserves place in history alongside Tower of London'

I have also come across a post from Wessex Archaeology who have been involved in the work on the castle. This is a very good synthesis of the reports since the 1920s on the site and presented in a striking way, with plans and photographs. It can be viewed at Sheffield Castle

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