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, 6 October 2010

Portuguese postscript

In the light of my previous post you will not be surprised to learn that last night, to mark the anniversary, a friend and I went off and drank to to the health of Dom Duarte III and the cause of the Portuguese monarchy.

TRH the Duke and Duchess of Bragança,
D. Duarte and D. Isabel,
the de jure King and Queen of Portugal

The website of the Royal house can be found at Portuguese Monarchy

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