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.


Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Oxford Martyrs of 1589


Today being their feast day it seems reasonable and appropriate to link to my two posts from this time last year about the four Oxford Catholic Martyrs of 1589 and the memorial to them. The posts are Oxford Martyrs of 1589 and Oxford Martyrs memorial.


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