The Battle of Towton 29 March 1461

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I was just watching a section of Flog It! which dealt with the Battle of Towton, an important battle in the Wars of the Roses. The Yorkists won, the Lancastrians lost. Made me wonder which side my ancestors were on, so I found the Battle Roll of the Nobles who were there.

 Knowing I have noble lines, I looked for the men I am descended from. I presume that since they were there, it means that at  least some of the commoners I am descended from, though unrecorded, were also there, with their lords.

I found some names on The Yorkist side: 

Beauchamp, Burgh of Lincolnshire, Conyers of Durham and Yorkshire, 
De La Pole, Devereaux, Dinham, FitzAlan, Neville, Norreys, Stafford, Stonor,
Stourton, Strangeways,Tuchet

but there were more on the Lancastrian side:
Percy, Alderley, Arundel, Beaumont, Clifford, COurtenay, Gorges, Holland, Hungerford, Luttrell, Percy,
Roos, Scudamore,Tallboys, Tempest, Vaux, Wentworth,

These are just the names I am sure of. There are others I can't quite
remember if they were on the tree or not. So there were lots of my
ancestors there, on both sides, both noble and common.
What a waste of life. 
in The Tree House by Susan Scarcella G2G6 Mach 7 (72.8k points)

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very simple i know for a fact that i come from a prominant and family that fought up north ,both sides had arguments marry into differrent fractions i am personaly red rose we lost due kings bloody help now do we have the god dam germans enhasn me on this subject.

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