War and Roses 1470: The Kingmaker
Lord of Wigmore Castle
The Lord of Wigmore may play more than one
defensive stratagem per turn in battle.
Practiced Command Of Arms
+2 Attack rating in Personal Combat.
Commands 4 contingents of Herefordshire levies, 2 contingents of men-at-arms, 1 contingent of archers, and 2 knights, Sir Edmund Emlay of York and Sir Rhys Cawallder, a Welshman, wear his livery.
Sir Ralph Bromley of Wigmore is 43 years old at the beginning of War & Roses, 1470. He is the son of Sir Hubert Bromley the Lord of Wigmore castle who was slain in the year 1455 fighting in the royal army of King Henry VI at the First Battle of St. Albans. His mother Lady Catherine Messeme is still alive and living within his castle at Wigmore in the Welsh Marches. As a young knight he served in the Calais garrison from 1443-1448. He returned to France in the year 1450 and fought at the Battle of Formigny in which he received a minor wound in the melee.
Sir Ralph fought at Blore Heath in the year 1459 and at Wakefield in 1460. Lord Wigmore fought at the Second Battle of St. Albans in 1461, where he was wounded by an arrow to the face. He fought at Towton in December where he was captured by Lord Edmund Mitchill, narrowly escaping death in the Bloody Meadow where thousands of other Lancastrians; noble, gentry, and peasant; were cut down. Wigmore brought an army to Edgecote Moor in 1469 but did fight for any side. The Lord of Wigmore arms are a red chevron with three human skulls on a field of white. Wigmore is married to Lady Philippa of Hesse, four years his junior; they have no children. He is a Lancastrian Well Wisher. Sir Ralph is known to be Prudent.