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.:

Carlton Scroop, St Nicholas, Lincolnshire, B2, arms of St Edmund c.1307:

York Minster, sXXXIV, 5a-6a c.1310:

York Minster, nXXVI, 1a, 1b, 1c, three roundels showing the martyrdom of St Edmund c.1310-20:

Barton Mills, St Mary, Suffolk, sV, 2a-3a, 2nd quarter 14thC.:

Heydour, St Michael, Lincolnshire, nVI, 2c, c.1360, unusually shown as knight in armour:

Gloucester Cathedral, east window, right-hand figure, c.1350-60:

Wrangle, St Mary and St Nicholas, Lincolnshire, nVII, A3, c.1410-30:

Churchill, St John, Avon, nVI, 3a, fragment of St Edmund; originally from what is now Wakefield Cathedral, West Yorkshire, 15thC.:
and detail:

Long Melford, Suffolk, nXV, 2b, Edmund with an abbot of Bury kneeling at his feet, 15thC.:
detail of abbot:

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