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Simon Walker

, condemned to death as a traitor by Richard II in 1397, was the object of a veneration substantial enough to cause the king disquiet, but this enthusiasm proved short-lived; the last reference to Arundel’s merits or miracles dates to c . 1404. 19 The second, and most widely accepted, explanation advanced concentrates upon the undoubted elements of political manipulation to be found in the promotion of these cults and takes that part of the answer for the whole. The motive behind the devotion to these political saints is, therefore, to be explained in primarily political

in Political culture in later medieval England