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, 6 July 2012

Prince William Earl of Strathearn KT


Yesterday the Queen presided at the service of the Order of the Thistle in St Giles's Cathedral in Edinburgh and installed Prince William as a Knight of the Order in the Thistle Chapel.

   Prince William attends the  Thistle Ceremony at St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh
Prince William in the green and purple robes of the Order of the Thistle

Image: Daily Telegraph
 
The Daily Telegraph has a report on the events of the day at Queen makes Prince William Knight of the Thistle  and there is a series of photographs of the procession and the Knights which can be viewed at Knight of the Thistle.
 
This was, I think, the first official occasion in Scotland where teh Prince has appeared in his capacity of Earl of Strathearn.
 

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