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.

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

St John before the Latin Gate

Today is traditionally the feast of St John before the Latin Gate. Gordon Plumb has posted these stained glass depictions of the non-martyrdom of St John on the Medieval Religion discussion group:

Lincoln Cathedral, sII, 3a:

York Minster, East window, 11a:

Glasgow, Burrell Collection (ex Rouen, St Jean, c.1510-30)

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