1450 was an eventful year. The fall of Suffolk, and now Kent was once again in flames, just as it had been in 1381. This time the leader that emerged was one Jack Cade.
This week, a few new names
William Aiscough, Bishop of Salisbury: only a cameo appearance for this episode.
Jack Cade: Leader of the rebellion – again only a cameo appearance. Leader of the rebellion of 1450.
James Fiennes, Lord of Saye and Sele: Treasurer of England, and a nasty piece of work. Came to a sticky end.
Humphrey Stafford, 1st Duke of Buckingham, 1402-1460
The Stafford family that are the holders of the title of the Duke of Buckingham, are of the blood royal; they are descended from Edward III’s youngest son, Thomas of Woodstock. Humphrey Stafford was a veteran of the Wars with France, and an elder statesman, and would basically remain loyal to the king and Queen, but be a voice of reason until he croaks, trying to bring the factions together.