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.


Thursday, 24 November 2011

Revising Wolsey's hat


I have now managed to find online an article from Christ Church Matters for 2010 which has more information about what appears to be Cardinal Wolsey's galero, and in the light of that I have revised my post Cardinal Wolsey's red hat. So if you have already read it you might like to go back and learn more about this intriguing survival. If ou have not already read it, well it is a further inducement so to do.

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