Simon Walker (24 January 1958 - 26 February 2004) was a historian of late medieval England. Born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, he was educated at Charterhouse School and Magdalen College, Oxford. He was awarded a Prize Fellowship of All Souls College, Oxford where he completed his D.Phil thesis on John of Gaunt. In 1984 he was appointed to a lectureship at the University of Sheffield, and was subsequently promoted to Reader. In 1999 he was appointed a vice-warden of All Souls and gained an Extraordinary Research Fellowship at the College
Walker's work focused on late medieval political history, more specifically on the relations between nobles and retainers within the framework often referred to as bastard feudalism. His best known work, The Lancastrian Affinity, 1361-1399 (1990), explored the retinue of John of Gaunt. Walker died of cancer in 2004.
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