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, 11 May 2015

St Majolus of Cluny


Today is, I learn from the Medieval Religion discussion group, the feast day assigned to St Majolus (Mayeul) of Cluny, on eof the four great early abbots of that great and influential house. There is a good and detailed online life of him, including details of incidents that indicated his saintliness, here.


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