War and Roses 1470: The Kingmaker
Knight of Bedfordshire and Constable of Vernon
+2 Command Points.
Slow to Arms and Malleable.
Commands 8 contingents of militia from Bedford and Luton, 1 contingent of men-at-arms, and 4 contingents of archer.
Sir John Wenlock, the 1st Baron Wenlock, is 66 years old at the start of War & Roses in 1470. He is the only son of Sir William Wenlock the knight of Bedfordshire. As a young soldier, Sir John fought in France under King Henry V from 1421-1422. For his service he was granted lands in Normandy and named constable of Vernon on the Seine River. Wenlock began building his castle of Someries in the year 1430 near Luton. He has served as a member of parliament for nearly twenty five years and was finally knighted in the year 1449 for his service to the Lancastrian court and to the realm.
Sir John fought for the House of Lancaster in 1455 at St. Albans where he was wounded grievously by an arrow and had to be carted off the field to a surgeon. In 1459, Baron Wenlock changed sides, allying himself with the Earl of Warwick and subsequently fighting at Blore Heath, Mortimer’s Cross and the Second Battle of St. Albans in 1461, and at Towton for the House of York and King Edward IV in March of 1461. He has no heir and is unmarried.