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.

Thursday, 30 September 2010

What the well-dressed prelate wore

The New Liturgical Movement recently had two very interesting illustrated posts on what clergy wore in the street in Rome in the early and mid-nineteenth century. This helped answer, I think, a query a friend had raised a couple of years ago.

The posts, which are two parts of the same article, are here and here, and very well worth looking at.

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