See also:bishop of . Lincoln, and founder of Lincoln
See also:Oxford, was
See also:born at Crofton in
See also:Yorkshire . He was descended from a
See also:family, and was educated at University College, Oxford . Having taken his degrees, he was made prebendary of
See also:York in 1406, and the next
See also:year was junior proctor of the university . About this
See also:time he became an ardent Wycliffite, winning over many persons, some of high
See also:rank, to the side of the 'reformer, and incurring the censure of Archbishop Arundel . He afterwards became one of Wycliffe's most determined opponents . Before 1415 he was instituted to the rectory of Boston in
See also:Lincolnshire, and in 1420 he was consecrated bishop of Lincoln . In 1428-1429 he attended the
See also:councils of
See also:Pavia and
See also:Siena, and in the presence of the
See also:Martin V., made an eloquent speech in vindication of his native
See also:country, and in eulogy of the papacy . It was probably on this occasion that he was named
See also:chamberlain to the pope . To Bishop
See also:Fleming was entrusted the execution of the decree of the council for the exhumation and. burning of Wycliffe's remains . The see of York being vacant, the pope conferred it on Fleming; but the
See also:king (
See also:Henry V.) refused to confirm the
See also:appointment . In 1427 Fleming obtained the royal licence empowering him to found a college at Oxford for the
See also:special purpose of training up disputants against Wycliffe's
See also:heresy .
He died at
See also:Sleaford, on the 26th. of
See also:January 1431 . Lincoln College was, however, completed by his trustees, and its endowments were afterwards augmented by various benefactors .
PAUL FLEMING (1609-1640)
SIR SANDFORD FLEMING (1827- )
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