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.

Monday, 14 December 2020

A Roman villa and its changing use in Northamptonshire

Before I was sharing ideas about the discovery of a fifth century mosaic at Chedworth I had come across an article online from Current Archaeology about the investigation of a villa site near Corby in Northamptonshire. In this case the estate boasted in its 1st to 3rd century phase a temple-mausoleum of some scale, and then in the 3rd to 4th century the abandoned tomb or worship site was reused to accommodate a substantial tile making complex. The article can be read at BUILDING A ROMAN VILLA

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