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.

Tuesday 14 May 2024

Marian Pilgrimage - Our Lady of Sudbury

Turning west and south to the southern boundary of Suffolk with Essex brings the Pilgrimage to the town of Sudbury. Here was another local shrine which nevertheless attracted interest from further afield. It is one of many such to attract an offering from Queen Elizabeth of York in 1502 Indeed that list is a valuable indicator of the popularity of these  smaller shrines at that time.

I wrote about the history and restoration of the Shrine in 2021 in Our Lady of Sudbury

May Our Lady of Sudbury pray for The King and for all the Royal Family and for us all

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