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.

Monday, 14 March 2011

Empress Zita

Today is the anniversary of the death of the Empress Zita of Austria in 1989.

The cause for her beatification has been introduced and the Empress Zita cause website gives details.

The following video is a photographic biography of the Empress Queen:

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