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, 2 June 2011

Coronation Day


Today is the anniversary of the Coronation of The Queen in 1953.

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It is an occasion to give thanks both for the institution of Christian Monarchy in this realm, and in Her Majesty's other realms, and for Her Majesty herself, and her fulfillment of her Coronation oath and sacral nature.

I am linking to the post I wrote last year Coronation Day which expands these thoughts.

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