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.

Friday 9 February 2024

Thornborough Henges

It was reported earlier today today that English Heritage has purchased the northernmost of the three henges at Thornborough in lower Wensleydale to add to the other parts of the monument which they were given last year.

The BBC News website reports on the development at Yorkshire's 'Stonehenge of the North' reunited 

English Heritage statement about their acquisition of the northern part of the complex can be read at Thornborough Henges, the 'Stonehenge of the north', reunited.

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