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, 27 April 2011

The case for Christian Monarchy


The Mad Monarchist has recently produced three posts setting out his arguments for Christian Monarchy which can be read at Refuting Republicanism in Christianity Part I, Refuting Republicanism in Christianity Part II and Refuting Republicanism in Christianity Part III.

Apart from being somewhat topical in Easter Week with a Royal Wedding coming up they are a useful reprise of arguments with which to be equipped as and when occasion demands.

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