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.


Monday, 10 September 2012

Commemorating Bl. Agnellus of Pisa


Here is Oxford today is the feast day of Bl. Agnellus of Pisa, the founder of the original Oxford Franciscan priory in the city in the thirteenth century. My post from this day last year about him, with a link to other posts on him, can be read at Bl. Agnellus of Pisa.

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