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.

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Bl. William Howard

Stephanie A. Mann  has a post on her blog Supremacy and Survival today about Bl.William Howard who suffered martyrdom on this day in 1680. This was a consequence of the fabricated hysteria of the Popish Plot. Her post seen at  The Popish Plot and The Howard Family

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