The Pastons: A Family in the Wars of the Roses

By: Barber, Richard

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First printing. Front wrapper edge very lightly bumped. 2004 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 208 pp. Within three generations (1426 to 1485), and through the dark and dangerous years of the Wars of the Roses, the Pastons established themselves as a family of consequence, both in their native Norfolk and within court circles. Ambitious and highly mobile - womenfolk as well as men - they kept in touch by correspondence, usually but not invariably through the medium of a clerk. These letters, a rare survival, break upon us across the centuries with the urgency - and sometimes the violence, of their preoccupations: defending property, fighting court cases, making the right alliances, and, on the domestic side, managing their estates, conducting their courtships, stocking their cupboards. Selected and presented here with Richard Barber's invaluable linking narrative, they bring the middle ages triumphantly to life.

Title: The Pastons: A Family in the Wars of the Roses

Author: Barber, Richard

Categories: British, Biography,

Edition: 1st Printing

Publisher: Boydell Press: 2004

ISBN Number: 1843831112

ISBN Number 13: 9781843831112

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 2280244

Keywords: PASTONS HISTORY BIOGRAPHY WARS OF THE ROSES ENGLAND ENGLISH BRITAIN BRITISH,