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.

Sunday 28 May 2023

Marian Pilgrimage - Our Lady of Winfarthing

As the Pilgrimage moves towards its completion it returns to East Anglia and the rather obscure shrine of Our Lady at Winfarthing. As I have written before about it the story of Winfarthing reads rather like something M.R.James would have delighted in, either as an historical scholar or as the author of ghostly tales rooted in the ever-present past.

My posts about Winfarthing and associated links can be accessed at Marian Pilgrimage - Our Lady of Winfarthing

Our Lady of Winfarthing pray for The King and The Queen and for us all.

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