I am trying to find out the social status of before and after the War of the Roses. I know from what my history and wikipedia say that we sided with the Lancasters in 1454 or so, and because we sided with them we have a red rose on our crest. Because of the Bow and Arrow over the Helm I wonder if they were peasants before the war started, or were we of nobility at the time of the start of the war. As well as which battles we fought in, and at if it comes up, which battles did we die in. Any information over the Higginbotham family in the war would be very much appriciated. I am working on a project over the war of the roses and the little we did help with the war.
The most that I know is the Higginbothams were archers in the war which were a easy to learn weapon. So that draws the question of "what status were they?" out into the open, and none of the sites and books I have read date that far back in history, at least not in the England part. If you guys and girls know anything please help a man out. Thank you.