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.


Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Impressions of Saint-Denis


Rorate Caeli yesterday had a post by Kenneth J. Wolfe  about a visit to the royal abbey and basilica of St Denis on the northern edge of Paris. His account of getting there despite the misgivings of others and some fine pictures of this great and historic church can be seen at Saint-Denis

I have travelled past the basilica on the autoroute into Paris, but not so far managed to visit it. One day, perhaps.



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