And the forces of York
Please forgive my ignorance and omissions in historical details; itís interesting enough stuff but Iíd rather be playing Scape.
Edward of York (later Edward IV of England) (28 April 1442 Ė 9 April 1483) was a claimant to the English throne on the Yorkist side in the War of the Roses.
He fought on the field at the head of his troops, on foot. (many knights at the time dismounted to fight).
Apparently he was a good fighter and uncommonly tall for the times, approx 6í 4Ē.
He became king when all the other people who had claims to the throne died (were killed- many in battle, many others executed and assassinated).
He was a well-liked king; his motto was modus et ordo
, or method and order, and his reign resorted order to an England that had slipped into banditry.