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 July 2021

More about Thomas Cromwell’s house at Austin Friars

The publication of the recent research into Thomas Cromwell’s sizeable London house adjoins the Austin friary which I linked to in Thomas Cromwell’s house at Austin Friars has led others to write about it. 

The always well researched TudorTravel Guide has a very good online account of the development and arrangement of the house and also looks at the  way in which it illuminates Cromwell’s rise to power and the exercise of that power.

The illustrated article can be read at Austin Friars: Cromwell's City Power House

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