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, 12 November 2021

More on the Fountains Abbey Tannery

I wrote the other week about the identification of the site of an extensive medieval tannery at Fountains Abbey. That can be read at Fountains Abbey Leather

Live Science now has a report about the discovery which gives additional details about the site and the part it played in the abbey’s economy. It can be viewed at Archaeologists solve mystery of 'bowling alley' under Yorkshire abbey

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