War and Roses 1470: The Kingmaker
Knight of Marske
Amateur Command Of Arms
+1 Attack rating bonus in
LVL test 20 to heal +2 HP and all wounds to
Sir William and any nearby Lancastrian allies.
(Once Per Turn).
Partisan and Outlaw.
Commands a rebel host of 5 contingents of archers, 2 contingents of men-at-arms, 2 detachments of mounted archers, and 1 detachment of spies. 2 knights are sworn to him in addition, Sir Thomas Vane and Sir Edward Pennington, his standard bearer.
Sir William of Marske in Yorkshire is 35 years of age at the beginning of War and Roses. He is the younger brother of Lord Conyers. Sir William is known popularly as the Robin of Redesdale; an outlaw who led a nearly succesful guerrilla campaign against King Edward IV’s rule in the year 1469. In the Wars of the Roses thus far, Sir William has fought at the Battle of Wakefield in 1460, the Second Battle of St. Albans and at Towton in the year 1461 where he was captured but managed to escape Yorkist imprisonment after only a week captive.
Sir William lived in Scottish exile for a months time before sailing for Ireland where he lived for four years. He returned to his lands in Marske sometime in the winter 1469. In the same year he led a rebellion against King Edward IV popularly called Robins’ Rebellion or the Robin Redesdale Rebellion. Many suspect that the Earl of Warwick directed this uprising to distract King Edward from his own schemes. He and his men fought at Edgecote Moor in the year 1469. Sir William was believed to be have been slain in the press of the melee but he indeed survived the battle suffering a wound to his leg. He is a Committed Lancastrian. Sir William is believed to be in Marske currently.