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 June 2022

More on the Wendover Anglo-Saxon cemetary

Since I wrote my post An Anglo-Saxon cemetery in Buckinghamshire about the discovery of this significant early settlement burial site at Wendover more has appeared on the internet about the finds themselves and their interpretation. 

History Hit has a video about the site made by Dan Snow, which was referred to in one of the articles I linked to, which can be watched at  Astonishing Anglo-Saxon Burial Ground Found By HS2 Archaeologists. The same site has a post with a series of photographs of some of the more noteworthy discoveries at HS2: Photos of the Wendover Anglo-Saxon Burial Discovery

Ancient Origins has a fairly lengthy article about the site, notably the skeleton of a young man with a blade embedded in one of his vertebrae, at Huge, Artifact-rich Anglo-Saxon Cemetery Found on England’s HS2 Line!

The Mail Online has a lengthy and detailed report on the discovery which is, as one has come to expect from that website, very well illustrated. It can be seen at Anglo-Saxon burial containing 141 skeletons found in Buckinghamshire

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