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, 13 May 2022

Marian Pilgrimage - Our Lady of Thetford

The development of the devotion to Our Lady of Thetford in the important Cluniac priory on the edge of the town is better documented than that of many other similar shrines. In my original post from 2020 I speculated thst the enlarged Lady Chapel on the north side of the choir of the monastic church May have been the chosen burial place of several late medieval Dukes of Norfolk from both the Mowbray and Howard families.

The account of the shrine from last year, with the link to the more detailed post from 2020, can be viewed at Our Lady of Thetford

Our Lady of Thetford Pray for us

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