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.

Thursday, 17 November 2022

A new home for the Knaresborough Iron Age gold ring?

I wrote in Iron Age finds go to auction about the impending sale of the gold ring from the Iron Age discovered in 1994 near Knaresborough in Yorkshire. The auction has now taken place and it appears probable from the BBC News report that the ring will go on display at the Yorkshire Museum in the grounds of St Mary’s Abbey at York. That is good news. 

The report, which offers an explanation of how a piece of jewellery linked to the Iceni in what is now East Anglia ended up in the territory of the Brigantes, can be seen at Celtic ruler's ring sold for £36,000 at auction

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