The Phillips, Weber, Kirk, & Staggs families of the Pacific Northwest

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  • ID: I23254
  • Name: Richard RUGGE , Sir
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1425 in Rugge, Shropshire, England
  • Death: 23 SEP 1459 in Battle of Blore Heath, Lancashire, England
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    Blore Heath was the site of the first major battle of the English Wars of the Roses, fought on September 23rd 1459 between the Houses of Lancaster and York. Some 17,000 men plus their families gathered at Blore Heath and fought a very bloody and brutal battle. Despite being outnumbered by three to one, the Yorkist leader used superior tactics and defeated the Lancastrian army led by Lord Audley, who was himself killed. The spot where Audley fell is marked to this day by a stone cross. The queen herself witnessed the battle from a nearby church steeple. It is said that the battle was so ferocious that the nearby Wemberton brook ran with blood for three days and three nights.

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