The Plumpton Letters and Papers

The Plumpton Letters and Papers

by Joan Kirby
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521573947

ISBN-13: 9780521573948

Pub. Date: 01/16/1997

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Plumpton Letters and Papers provide a day-by-day record of Sir William Plumpton's struggle to maintain his local influence and, by devious means, pass his entire inheritance to a younger son, the future Sir Robert, who may have been illegitimate. They detail the protracted legal proceedings through which his granddaughter obtained these rights while Sir Robert was

Overview

The Plumpton Letters and Papers provide a day-by-day record of Sir William Plumpton's struggle to maintain his local influence and, by devious means, pass his entire inheritance to a younger son, the future Sir Robert, who may have been illegitimate. They detail the protracted legal proceedings through which his granddaughter obtained these rights while Sir Robert was reduced to near penury, until a final arbitration at length reinstated him in his ancestral manor of Plumpton. Intermingled are fascinating glimpses of medieval life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521573948
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/16/1997
Series:
Camden Fifth Series, #8
Pages:
382
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Sir William Plumpton; 2. Sir Robert Plumpton; 3. The Plumpton inheritance; 4. The Babthorpe inheritance; 5. The manuscripts; 6. The Plumpton Coucher book; 7. Editorial method; 8. Sir Edward Plumpton's letter book, Nos 1-252; Appendix I. Transcripts of selected documents from the Plumpton Coucher book and other sources, Nos 1-9; Appendix II. Calendar of selected documents from the Plumpton Coucher book and other sources, Nos 1-88; Appendix III. Biographical notes; Index.

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