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, 20 November 2015

St Edmund King and Martyr in stained glass



Today is the feast of St Edmund, King and Martyr, and Gordon Plumb has posted photographs from his collection of medieval stained glass depictions of him on the Medieval Rekligion discussion group as follows:

Saxlingham Nethergate, St Mary, Norfolk, mid-13thC.:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/2438839667

Carlton Scroop, St Nicholas, Lincolnshire, B2, arms of St Edmund c.1307:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/4001806407

York Minster, sXXXIV, 5a-6a c.1310:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/4934116729

York Minster, nXXVI, 1a, 1b, 1c, three roundels showing the martyrdom of St Edmund c.1310-20:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/4793195785
https://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/4793197939
https://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/4793200327

Barton Mills, St Mary, Suffolk, sV, 2a-3a, 2nd quarter 14thC.:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/14802685906

Heydour, St Michael, Lincolnshire, nVI, 2c, c.1360, unusually shown as knight in armour:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/3449668757

Gloucester Cathedral, east window, right-hand figure, c.1350-60:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/4543366129

Wrangle, St Mary and St Nicholas, Lincolnshire, nVII, A3, c.1410-30:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/8170351266

Churchill, St John, Avon, nVI, 3a, fragment of St Edmund; originally from what is now Wakefield Cathedral, West Yorkshire, 15thC.:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/5527155406
and detail:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/5526565171

Long Melford, Suffolk, nXV, 2b, Edmund with an abbot of Bury kneeling at his feet, 15thC.:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/4121860994
detail of abbot:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/2227011440


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