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.

Sunday, 10 July 2022

Locating King Harald Bluetooth

The suggestion that the burial place of one of the greatest early Kings of Denmark, Harald Bluetooth, has been identified at Wiejkowo ( In German: Gross Weckow ) in Pomerania - and currently part of the modern Polish state - has attracted some online attention.

Wikipedia has a biography of the King at Harald Bluetooth

An article on warhistoryonline.com sets out the case for Wiejkowo being his burial place and can be viewed at 1,000-Year-Old Burial Site of Legendary Viking King Harald Bluetooth Discovered in Polish Village

The Wikipedia article about Wiejkowo/ Gross Weckow which provides a bit of background can be seen at Wiejkowo and on the same site is a much more detailed account of the Curmsun Disc

King Harald is perhaps most usually associated with the monuments at Jelling in Jutland and Wikipedia has a good account of this major historic site at Jelling stones

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