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, 31 March 2012

Lionel Lord Welles

I have now found some more pictures online of the effigy and tomb of Lionel Lord Welles in Methley church about which I posted in Towton - remembering the dead.


Image: History Today





Unfortunately none of the photographs do full justice to the work of the alabaster carver in representing the fabrics and other detail. However they do give some idea of the tomb and might prompt a visit if you are in the area.

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