The Project

The Oxford Friars project¬†virtually reconstructs the medieval Franciscan and Dominican foundations in Oxford in the 13th to 16th centuries. The project places these lost buildings in the context of English antifraternal literature, tracing the opposition to the friars’ building projects from their beginnings in the 1220s to the final dissolution of English religious houses under Henry VIII in the 1530s.

gotofilmThe best way to get a quick overview of the project is to watch the short animated film called “Great Houses Make Not Men Holy.”

For more detailed historical and intellectual context, see the essay by Jim Knowles on the Historical Overview page.

All content copyright 2014 by Jim Knowles, North Carolina State University