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.


Saturday, 13 August 2016

Funeral of the Queen of Romania


The BBC News webite has an account of Royal funeral for Romania's uncrowned Queen Anne
and the Royal Forums website has a post Mourners At the Royal Palace in Bucharest
with other related links from it to other posts.

From the blog New My Royals there are these pictures of the Queen's lying-in-state:

Romanians pay last respect to late Queen Anne of Romania

Hundreds of mourners have paid respect to the late Queen Anne of Romania, lying in state at the Royal Palace now the Art Museum of Romania, in Bucharest August 11, 2016. The body of Anne of Romania, the wife of the Romania's former King, Michael of Romania, arrived in Bucharest Tuesday for the royal funeral. Queen Anne, aged 92, died on August 1 in a hospital in Switzerland. Born Princess Anne of Bourbon-Parma, she met Michael in 1947 and married him in 1948.
Hundreds of mourners have paid respect to the late Queen Anne of Romania, lying in state at the Royal Palace now the Art Museum of Romania, in Bucharest
Hundreds of mourners have paid respect to the late Queen Anne of Romania, lying in state at the Royal Palace now the Art Museum of Romania, in Bucharest

Hundreds of mourners have paid respect to the late Queen Anne of Romania, lying in state at the Royal Palace now the Art Museum of Romania, in Bucharest
Hundreds of mourners have paid respect to the late Queen Anne of Romania, lying in state at the Royal Palace now the Art Museum of Romania, in Bucharest
Hundreds of mourners have paid respect to the late Queen Anne of Romania, lying in state at the Royal Palace now the Art Museum of Romania, in Bucharest

  Images: newmyroyals.com


The Royal Standard of Queen Anne of Romania

Image: Wikipedia

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