John Hopton: A Fifteenth Century Suffolk Gentleman
By (author) Colin Richmond
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John Hopton: A Fifteenth Century Suffolk Gentleman by Colin Richmond
Book DescriptionJohn Hopton's adult life spanned the years between 1430 and 1478, reputedly one of the most turbulent periods in English history. He, however, neither seems to have been troubled by the 'Wars of the Roses', nor to have displayed those attitudes normally attributed to the upper classes of the time: unflagging self-esteem, brutal ambition, grasping competitiveness. If his vices were not extravagant, his virtues too were unexceptional, those perhaps of a type of country gentleman we usually associate with a later age. Colin Richmond's book is an attempt to place a particular English gentleman in the framework of the world he knew. It opens with the story of this landless Yorkshireman's acquisition of rich properties in Suffolk, and a discussion of those estates themselves, how they were managed and their yield; it continues with a description of John, his remarkable second wife Thomasin, their family, and their life at Blythburgh.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521020152
(216mm x 138mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 29-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Colin Richmond
Paston Family in the Fifteenth Century: Volume 2, Fastolf's Will, Paperback (May 2002)
Individual and compelling study of the famous Paston letters, by a highly original scholar.
Paston Family in the Fifteenth Century: Volume 1, The First Phase, Paperback (May 2002)
This volume describes, in lively and original style, the beginnings of the family's gentility.
Paston Family in the Fifteenth Century, Hardback (April 2001)» View all books by Colin Richmond
This is the third and final volume in the trilogy by Colin Richmond on the Paston family in the 15th century, completing the sequence which began with "The First Phase" and continued with "Fastolf's Will".
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