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, 7 July 2020

Envisaging the Shrine of St Thomas

Before we leave the feast day of his Translation here is another post about the cult of St Thomas of Canterbury. The Mailonline has a piece today about a new digital reconstruction of the Shrine, which has striking images of what it would have looked like. I had found some of these pictures on the Internet whilst preparing my first post today but, despite my best endeavours, they refused to copy and paste. However they can be seen and appreciated in Thomas Becket's 800-year-old shrine is digitally brought to life

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