War and Roses 1470: The Kingmaker
Knight of Nettlestead
Adept Command of Arms
+2 Attack rating and +1 Damage to all attacks
made in Personal Combat.
All infantry and cavalry attacks cost
-1 Command Points in battle.
Loyal to the Cause & Iron Nerve (+2 Nerve Test Roll).
Commands 3 contingents of men-at-arms, 2 contingents of archers, and 1 knight, Sir Edward Warton of Suffolk, wears his livery.
Sir Henry Wentworth the Knight of Nettlestead in Suffolk is 29 years old at the start of War & Roses, 1470. The eldest child and only son of Sir Philip Wentworth the Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk and Knight of Nettlestead and Lady Clifford. Sir Philip was King Henry VI’s Sergeant at Arms, and was a veteran of the war in France. The Wentworth arms are a chevron between three yellow leopard’s head on a field of sable. As a young knight, Sir Henry fought at the Battle of Hedgley Moor in May of 1464 under the Duke of Somerset and Sir Ralph Percy.
Both Sir John Shelton of Tunstall and his 550 men and Lord Roos with his 800 men fled the field and abandoned the Lancastrian cause before the final press with Yorkists. At full gallop on his destrier; Sir Henry managed to intercept and kill Lord Roos with two blows from his sword for his treachery against the House Lancaster. The Duke of Somerset and Sir Percy’s men remained on the field and attempted to hold but were quickly defeated at a heavy cost. Both Sir Henry and his father were captured after the Duke of Somerset’s defeat at the Battle of Hexham.
Sir Philip was soon executed and Henry was held by the Yorkists in the Tower of London for a year. Sir Henry was freed and pardoned by King Edward IV in December of 1466 and officially made Knight of Nettlestead thereafter. Henry’s two younger sisters are Countess Margaret Wentworth & Lady Elizabeth Wentworth, both of whom are unwed. The Knight of Nettlestead is unmarried and is a Committed Lancastrian.