Edward owed his throne to his kinsmen the Nevilles, and he was content for the time to be guided by them.
At Nevilles Cross, near Durham, the lords of the Border defeated and captured David Bruce, king of Scotland (Oct.
But it is not so fantastic to ascribe its birth to the personal hatred that existed between Richard of York and Edmund of Somerset, to the old family grudge (going back to 1405) between the Percies and the Nevilles, to the marriage alliance that bound the houses of York and Neville together, and to other less wellremembered quarrels or blood-ties among the lesser baronage.
Were his kinsmen, the Nevilles, Mowbra~s and Bourchiers.
The Nevilles alone, enriched with the ~ CS.
The Yorkist magnates who did not belong to the clan of the Nevilles were not unnaturally jealous of that house, and Edward IV.
For the successive attainders of the Lancastrians and the Nevilles had swept away many of the older noble families, and Edwards house of peers consisted for the main part of new men, his own partisans promoted for good service, who had not the grip on the land that their predecessors had possessed.
At Nevilles Cross a fight which had taken place under precisely similar political conditions.
When the queen of England had beaten David of Scotland, the ally of France, at Nevilles Cross, and when Charles of Blois, made prisoner in his turn, was held captive in London.