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, 4 May 2022

Marian Pilgrimage - Our Lady of Westminster

The statue, or perhaps statues, of Our Lady of Westminster were of national significance being in the abbey and in the royal palace at Westminster. The one in the abbey is normally believed to be central to King Richard II’s decision to consecrate England to Our Lady as her Dowry in 1381-2 in the wake of the Peasant’s Revolt.

My introduction to this very significant shrine, and to its modern renewal, can be seen at Our Lady of Westminster

Our Lady of Westminster Pray for us

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