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.

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Death of Cardinal Newman 1890

Today is the 121st anniversary of the death at the Birmingham Oratory of Bl.John Henry Newman. I thought I would repost the pictures I published last year of his lying-in- state prior to his funeral on August 19th.


Cardinal Newman lying-in-State in the Oratory Church, Edgbaston, prior to his Funeral Mass on Tuesday 19 August 1890.

From Times Online October 1, 2008

A painting of the Cardinal lying-in-state

in the Oratory Church at Edgbaston

From Valle Adurni

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