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, 18 December 2021

More on the Galloway Hoard

The Mail Online has an article with fine illustrations about the gold-mounted rock crystal vessel from the Galloway Hoard which I wrote about in my post earlier today concerning The latest revelation from the Galloway Hoard

Once again this brings out the importance of the discovery in terms of the insight it offers into the artistic and cultural achievements of ninth century lowland Britain and also the undoubted quality of the object itself. 

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