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, 23 March 2015

A Vestment fit for a King

The Special Correspondent sent me the link to an article in the Catholic Herald about the medieval chasuble which will be worn by Cardinal Nichols today when he celebrates a Requiem Mass for King Richard III in Leicester. The chasuble is believed to have belonged to Westminster Abbey before the reformation, and is now preserved at Ushaw.

The report can be read here.



The Westminster Chasuble

Image: Catholic Herald

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Well, it WAS a vestment fit for a king until it was cut down, presumably in the 17th or 18th centuries.

Albrecht von Brandenburg