The Pastons: A Family in the Wars of the Roses

The Pastons: A Family in the Wars of the Roses

by Richard Barber
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1843831112

ISBN-13: 9781843831112

Pub. Date: 10/14/2004

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Limited

Within three generations (1426 to 1485), and through the dark anddangerous years of the Wars of the Roses, the Pastons establishedthemselves as a family of consequence, both in their native Norfolk andwithin court circles. Ambitious and highly mobile — womenfolk as wellas men — they kept in touch by correspondence, usually but notinvariably through the

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Within three generations (1426 to 1485), and through the dark anddangerous years of the Wars of the Roses, the Pastons establishedthemselves as a family of consequence, both in their native Norfolk andwithin court circles. Ambitious and highly mobile — womenfolk as wellas men — they kept in touch by correspondence, usually but notinvariably through the medium of a clerk. These letters, a raresurvival, break upon us across the centuries with the urgency, andsometimes the violence, of their preoccupations: defending property,fighting court cases, making the right alliances, and, on the domesticside, managing their estates, conducting their courtships, stockingtheir cupboards. Selected and presented here with Richard Barber'sinvaluable linking narrative, they bring the middle ages triumphantlyto life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843831112
Publisher:
Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date:
10/14/2004
Series:
First Person Singular
Edition description:
New
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.48(d)

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