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, 5 February 2016

The Book the Bishops want to Ban ( sort of )

The Special Correspondent has drawn my attention to the article in the latest edition of The Spectator by Damian Thompson which is a review of a book about the Church of England which the publishers, Bloomsbury, have withdrawn before publication.

Damian Thompson's article can be read at http://www.spectator.co.uk/2016/02/whats-so-dangerous-about-this-book-about-the-church-of-england/

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