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, 1 July 2015

The Trial of St Thomas More in 1535

Stephanie A. Mann has a post on her blog Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation about the trial of St Thomas More which took place 480 years ago today in Westminster Hall. Her piece, with extracts from the record of the trial. can be read at The Fortnight for Freedom: 480 Years Ago Today: The Trial of St. Thomas More


St Thomas More as Lord Chancellor



Stephanie A. Mann said...

Thank you for the links!

Once I Was A Clever Boy said...

I am very happy to do so - you are very busy with your posts at the moment!