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, 19 August 2011

Cardinal Newman's funeral in 1890

Today is the anniversary of the funeral of Bl.John Henry Newman in 1890. I recently found these images of the occasion on Peter Jennings News and Blog for 10 Aug 2009.

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Cardinal Newman's Funeral Mass in the old church at Edgbaston.
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More than 15,000 people lined the streets as the funeral cortege of Cardinal Newman made its way from The Oratory Church in Edgbaston, to the graveyard at Rednal.

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