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.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Only one previous owner

A priest friend, noted for his enthusiasm for both fine liturgy and fine cars sent me this little piece last week, and I thought I would share with readers his photographs and his opening enquiry:

I wonder if it possible to buy such vehicles on the second hand car market?

The images are from Cadiz, Valencia and Seville for the Corpus Christi Processions, and the last is of the return to Columbo in Sri Lanka of Cardinal Ranjit after receiving his red hat in Rome.


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