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, 2 November 2022

More about the Swedish ship Äpplet

I posted the other day in A sister ship to the Vasa about the discovery ad identification of the seventeenth century Swedish naval vessel the Äpplet.

Live Science now has an article about the discovery which gives more about the history of the ship and its place in the history and development of the Swedish navy in the mid-seventeenth century.

It occurs to me that as its sister ships were names Kronang (the Crown) and the Scepter that the Äpplet presumably should be translated not literally as The Apple but as The Orb - the Golden Apple.

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