The Midgley's of Yorkshire were supporters of William Lord Hastings and would therefore be placed in the Yorkist camp. This would not be unique but unusual in The North of England. Hastings as the protector of Edward 4th of the House of York became much involved with the military and political machinations of the time, particularly with luminaries of the day such as Richard, Duke of Gloucester [perhaps the unduly reviled Richard 3rd] and Richard Neville,16th Earl of Warwick:
The Hastings Line
Earls of Warwick
Copyright © Tim Midgley, December 2001, revised June 2007.