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, 4 December 2014

St Barbara in medieval stained glass

Today is, inter alia, the feast of St Barbara, who disappeared from the General Calendar in 1970. I have posted about her image and cult previously in St Barbara and in  St Barbara in art and architecture

This year to mark her feast day Rev. Gordon Plumb has posted on the Medieval Religion discussion group some medieval glass images of St Barbara:

Wrangle, St Mary and St Nicholas, Lincolnshire, nVII, A1 c.1410-30:

Winchester Cathedral, nVIII, A3:

York Minster, nXX:

Winchester College Chapel, Thurburn's Chantry, south window, A7:


Mapledurham, St Margaret, Oxfordshire,  East window, 2c mid 15thC.:

Bowness-on-Windermere, St Martin, Cumbria, East window, 2a-4a:

Exeter Cathedral, Choir Clerestory, east window:

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