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.

Friday, 5 November 2021

Guy Fawkes’ Lantern

My friend Dr Tony Morris has a post which is appropriate to today on his always interesting Morris Oxford blog about one of the treasures, or perhaps curiosities, of the Ashmolean Museum. 

It is what is believed to be the lantern that Guy Fawkes had with him when he was apprehended in 1605. In the post Tony sets out the history of the lantern, such as it is known, and also has a photograph of it in all its slightly bartered glory. His post can be seen at 

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