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, 16 October 2020

Cardinal Allen, Archbishop Laud - and Fr Hunwicke

The ever fertile mind of Fr Hunwicke has produced a party elegant offering on his blog today which I am linking to below. Quite apart from its thought stimulating themes it also has reference to my own college of Oriel and its place in layer sixteenth century Oxford. Read it and appreciate it at Two Williams, one cardinal's hat, one primatial cross 

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