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, 11 November 2020

A Sermon for Martinmas

For today’s Feast of St Martin the liturgical website Canticum Salamonis has a post which is the translation of a sermon by Honorius Augustodunensis ( c.1080-1154 ), and which the site has illustrated with some fine works of art telling the story of St Martin. The text, which recounts the life of St Martin and some of his miracles in a classic example of Honorius’ style, and the related images, can be seen at November 2020 – Canticum Salomonis

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