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, 23 April 2015

St George - some medieval glass images

Rev Gordon Plumb has posted the following selection of medieval English stained glass depictions of St George from his collection of photographs on the Medieval Religion discussion group site:

Leicester, Jewry Wall Museum, very late 15thC.:

Wells Cathedral, nII, 2b-3b:

St Winnow, St Winnow, Cornwall, sII, 5a-7a:

Heydour, St Michael, nII, 2b:

Stanford-on-Avon, St Nicholas, Northamptonshire, sVI, 2a:

Long Sutton, St Mary, Lincs, sVI, 2b-3b:

Doddiscombsleigh, St Michael, Devon, nIV, 2b:

Barton upon Humber, St Peter, formerly in East window, now in store with English Heritage awaiting conservation (when they can afford it!)

Oxford, Merton College, West window:

Fairford, St Mary, Gloucs. nVIII, B2:

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

York Minster, nXVIII, 2a (reconstructed 15thC. figure):

York Minster, nXVII, 2a:

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