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.

Sunday, 8 April 2012

The Day of Resurrection


The Resurrection from a missal belonging to Henry of Chichester, Precentor of Crediton.
He is recorded as having given a missal with gilded pages to Exeter cathedral in 1277, and this is presumably it. The manuscript is linked to the Sarum Master who worked circa 1250, and it is now in the John Rylands Library in Manchester.

Image: english.cam.ac.uk

A blessed, joyful and happy Easter to you all

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