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.

Monday, 11 July 2022

Viking Exhibition in Thetford

The BBC News website reports on an exhibition about the Vikings in East Anglia at the Ancient House Museum in Thetford. The exhibition entitled The Vikings: History on your doorstep opens this coming Saturday, July 16th.

The objects on display indicate the nature of the significant discoveries made in recent years in East Anglia of material from the period and suggest something of the variety and richness of life in the Viking era.

The illustrated BBC report can be seen at

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