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, 19 February 2011

Archbishop Hugh Curwen

For those who have not read them I would draw the attention of readers to three posts about Hugh Curwen (c.1500-68), successively Dean of Hereford, Archbishop of Dublin and Bishop of Oxford written by Fr Hunwicke. They can be read here, here and here. The more detailed Oxford Dictionary of National Biography account of Hugh Curwen can be found here.

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