Below are mini-biographies of the major noble participants in the wars. Notice that most families had more than one generation involved in the conflict. Those nobles that allied with the Lancastrian cause are labeled with a . Nobles that supported the Yorkists effort are labeled with a . Nobles that switched allegiances are marked with both in the order of their allegiance.
John Audley (14xx - 1459)
Died leading the Lancastrian forces at Blore heath.
John Audley (14xx - 14xx)
First supported the Lancastrians and was captured in 1459 at Calais. Joined the Yorkist cause and was a member of Richard III's council.
Edmund Beaufort, duke of Somerset (c. 1406 - 1455)