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, 13 February 2021

More on Stonehenge

Hanging posted yesterday about Stonehenge I now see that the Daily Telegraph has an interesting article about the latest evidence for the origins and development of the complex. This concentrates on looking at a historical interpretation of the significance of the move, suggesting that other stone circles may also have been used as a source for the Wiltshire monument and that that may have been a consolidation of various important cultic sites.

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