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.

Sunday, 4 July 2021

Medieval Shopping

The History Extra website has republished online an article from the October 2008 edition of the BBC History magazine about shopping - literally in the market place - in later medieval England. It is by Ian Mortimer, author of The Time Travellers Guide to Medieval England, and it creates a useful picture of market day in a town in the period, and of the range and cost of what would have been available. 

No comments: