> I think that the Battle of Bosworth was tragic as I am a bit
> of a Richard III fan. Which side was your family on? If you
> were on the side of the Welsh upstart Henry I promise not to
> hold it against you - well not much anyway:-)
We were on the side of the Lancasters, Henry basically....Umm, our ancestor, Sir Hugh de Peshale or Persall, was part of Henry's personal bodyguard and one of the three men that were knighted by Henry on Bosworth field after they killed Richard III. The fall of King Richard has been attributed to these three men and it is memoralized in a poem about the battle.
Sir Robert Tunsall, a Noble Knight
and come of royall anceytree;
Sir Iohn Savage, wise &wight,
Sir Hugh Persall; there was 3
So yes, lancastrian and worse yet, my ancestor had a hand in killing Richard III...Hope that you don't despise me forevermore now LOL.
Our family was actually divided. My direct ancestor was on the Lancaster's side. Another branch was on the York side if that makes it any better. :)
> The one thing that has convinced me that we are related
> though above all else is the eccentricity factor. That most
> definitley runs in families:-)
I'd have to agree. True eccentrics are rare and my family is filled with them.
Stephanie (sorry about richard III!!!)