War of the Roses Ten facts about this major war 1. This war was fought in England. 2. It was a civil war. 3. It lasted over 30 years.4. It was between House of Lancaster and the House of York. 5. The war was over the throne of England. 6. The war started in 1455 and ended in 1485. 7. One of the largest battles was the Battle of Towton. Where over 50,000 solider were deployed and 25,000 died. 8. Margaret of Anjou led the Lancastrian army during battles. 9. The House of Lancaster is represented by the Red Rose. 10. The House of York was represented by the White Rose.