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 November 2011

God Bless the Prince of Wales

Today is the 63rd birthday of The Prince of Wales, and an opportunity to express my loyal and good wishes to him


Image: romania-insider.com

I have always had great respect and admiration for the Prince, who strikes me as a conscientious man who not only works hard at the tasks imposed by custom on Princes but who had had the courage and commitment to raise the debate on a number of important environmental as well as cultural and faith issues. He has not always had an underatanding national or international audience, but he seems to have regained much of the the respect to which he is entitled, and continues to serve his Sovereign and mother and her peoples with diligence and insight.

1 comment:

Noelle the dreamer said...

I agree with you 100% and I thank you for sharing!
Very good photo of him as well!