War and Roses 1470: The Kingmaker
+2 Command Points.
Practiced Command Of Arms
+2 Attack rating in Personal Combat.
Commands 1 contingent of archers, 1 detachment of men-at-arms, and 5 contingents of Northern levies. 2 knights are sworn to him, Sir Adam Cade, youngest brother of the famed outlaw Jack Cade and Sir Thomas Hawke of York.
Baron Robert Hildyard the Knight of Winestead in eastern Yorkshire is 42 years of age in January of 1470. In his younger years he fought in France from 1444-1447. In 1448 he fought at the Battle of Sark against the Scots under the command of the Duke of Northumberland. Sir Robert returned to France in the year 1450 serving for three more years in the Calais garrison. As a member of the garrison he fought in the penultimate battle of the Hundred Years’ Wars at the Battle of Castillion in the year 1453 . Sir Robert was badly wounded in this battle, so badly in fact that it was believed he would not live originally. He remained in Rouen for two years thereafter before returning in 1455 to his lands in Winestead.
In the War of the Roses thus far, Baron Hildyard has fought at Blore Heath in 1459 as well as at Northampton and the Battle of Wakefield in 1460 for the House of York. He fought at Towton in March of 1461 for the Yorkists where he was wounded and defeated in mêlée combat by Sir Edmund Beaufort.
He is unmarried and Uncommitted to either Lancaster or York. He is known to be a committed to the House of Percy and Sir Henry Percy, Lord of Poynings, rightful heir to the Earldom of Northumberland. Baron Hildyard is a pious man who abstains from alcohol, gambling, and whoring.