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.

Friday, 29 July 2011

St Olaf's day

A year ago I wrote about the cult of St Olaf or Olav, the patron saint of Norway in my post St Olaf. Readers may be interested to look at these medieval depictions of the saint, and also seek his intercession for all those caught up in the tragic events of a week ago in Norway

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