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Can anyone tell me whether there was anything interesting going on in
relation to the promotion of the cult of the 11,000 virgins c.1400?  I
have discovered that (St) Archbishop Richard Scrope promoted the cult to
a feast of 9 Lessons in 1401 in York diocese. He says that the cult is
already widely known elsewhere. I wondered whether this indicates a
personal interest or he is responding to some stimulus. I have checked
earlier posts from this list which indicate interest from Elizabeth of
Schonau in C12th and Hans Memling's Ursula shrine of c.1480, but nothing
in between. I am rather hoping that this is something he was doing off
his own bat, but it would be useful to know if it wasn't.

Dr Pat Cullum, 
Head of History, 
University of Huddersfield, 
Huddersfield. 
HD1 3DH 
Tel. (01484) 472315 
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