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.

Saturday, 31 October 2020

Greenwich Palace

The MailOnline has a report about a ground- penetrating radar survey of the site of the sixteenth century Greenwich Palace in London which has definitively identified the site of the tiltyard and its flanking towers.

The report, which refers to the tiltyard as the scene of King Henry VIII’s serious, and possibly or probably life-changing accident in May 1536 can be read at Site of Henry VIII's near-fatal 1536 jousting accident revealed

The other year the same team uncovered part of the kitchen block of the Palace beneath lawns of the seventeenth century complex which now dominates Greenwich.

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