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.

Wednesday, 10 August 2022

A kitchen from the Hussite era

The website of Radio Prague International has a report about the excavation of a kitchen of a house at Novy Jičin in eastern Moravia. The house was probably destroyed in 1427 by a Hussite raid. The kitchen with its utensils has been preserved as a time capsule rather like the houses at Pompeii. In this Moravian case the household appears to have been that of a typical burgher family.

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