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, 22 January 2022

Queen Victoria’s Jewellery

This evening sees the anniversary of the death in 1901 of Queen Victoria. In her will she bequeathed a considerable part of her collection of jewellery as a permanent endowment for future Queens Regnant or Consort. 

These “Heirlooms of the Crown” - some more familiar than others - are described and illustrated in a post from The Royal Jeweller at Queen Victoria's Heirlooms of the Crown

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