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, 1 June 2023

More on fifteenth century comedy

Further to my previous post about the identification of performance notes of a comedy session by a minstrel about 1480 I see that Medievalists.net now has an article about this research.

It is longer than the news reports which I linked to yesterday and, whilst including a useful link to the academic article on which it is based, is considerably shorter than that but does serve as an excellent epitome.

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