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.

Saturday 7 January 2023

Mothers and daughters

In our online exchange of Christmas greetings my friend Professor James Clark sent me the link to his faculty blog from the Exeter Centre for Medieval Studies.

One of their recent posts struck me as both insightful and entertaining. It can be seen at Mothers and daughters: a snapshot from early Tudor England.

I will add a link to the blog, and to others, to the sidebar when the Eminence Grise and I find the time.

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