Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Mini History Blogs: John Wenlock Prince of Turncoats?

Last night I was reading about Sir John Wenlock, an experienced diplomat and soldier, who has been called

"the prince of turncoats"

Sir John Wenlock, window in the Wenlock Chapel, St Mary's Church Luton

​Wenlock was a Lancastrian up to the Battle of Ludford Bridge in 1459 after which he left England as an adherent of the Yorkist Edward Earl of March. Following Edwards marriage to Elizabeth Woodville he followed Richard Neville's lead, eventually changing his allegiances to Lancaster when Henry VI was returned to the throne in late 1470.

​He was killed at Tewksbury some five months later.

You can read more about Sir John Wenlock on my website at

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