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.

Friday, 29 May 2015

Happy Oak Apple Day!

Having been busy with posts about deposing Popes and crowning Kings of France I have almost forgotten to wish readers a happy Oak Apple Day and to celebrate the Restoration of King Charles II in 1660. a day upon which to render thanks to God for the happy events of that day and to pray that other nations may yet be similarly blessed.

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