War and Roses 1470: The Kingmaker
Amateur Command Of Arms
+1 Attack rating bonus in Personal Combat.
Drunkard (-2 Judgement to all non-combat tests but +3 Courage in battle)
Commands 3 contingents of archers, 4 contingents of levies, and 1 contingent of men-at-arms.
Sir Humphrey Bourchier the Lord Cromwell is 44 years of age in 1470. He is the eldest surviving son of the Earl of Essex, Viscount Henry Bourchier. He served in France from 1443-1449 and from 1450-1452 with little distinction. Sir Humphrey did however serve under the Earl of Shrewsbury in 1453 at the Battle of Castillon, the last battle in the Hundred Years’ Wars. As a young knight he was unhorsed and grievously wounded in this battle.
Sir Humphrey married Lady Joan Cromwell, the only daughter of the Baron Cromwell in the year 1459, inheriting her father’s vacant lands and titles. Named Lord Cromwell in the year 1460. In the War of the Roses thus far, he has fought at Northampton for the Lancastrians in 1460, the Second Battle of St. Albans for the House of York, and Towton in 1461 for the House of Lancaster and for the Duke of Somerset. Lord Cromwell served as member of King Edward’s parliament from 1464-1468. He is Uncommitted.