Mergerberger II Posted April 19, 2010 Report Share Posted April 19, 2010 (edited) [size="2"][size="2"]In the years since the Great Rebellions, English relations with their newly independent neighbors was not good. While the English crown consolidated its power over its remaining territory, putting down minor revolts in Sussex and around Nottingham, Nobles loyal to the English crown on the borders with Wales, Northumbria, and Cornwall had continued fighting the independent rabble. They had had some minor successes, and some minor defeats, but it continued nonetheless. The greatest of these excursions was of John Williams, Duke of Gloucester. Managing to conquer immense tracts of land in Cornwall with the use of his Chief of the Army, William Johns, he lost them after the death of Johns. Williams took control of the Army and stretched himself too thin, allowing the Cornwall folk to maneuver and push him back.[/size] As war usually does in Winter, it waned, however the Cornish have been rather feisty lately, English spies report, and scattered, unconfirmed rumors of a larger Cornish Army are beginning to surface. Some in the court of the Duke are beginning to advise him to ask for the assistance of the King should anything escalate. In the other former English provinces, the situation is much the same. English nobles fighting with Welsh and Northumbrian local lords is no rare feat, however there are continued rumors of larger Welsh and Northumbrian Armies floating around the English countryside. Royal spies have been dispatched to investigate the claims, however the King remains skeptical and relatively unaware. On the borders, many lords are fearful for their lands, and, as usual, peasants don't really care much.[/size] Edited April 19, 2010 by Mergerberger II Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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