The Paston Family in the Fifteenth Century: Volume 1, The First Phase
First Phase v.1
By (author) Colin Richmond
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Paston Family in the Fifteenth Century: Volume 1, The First Phase by Colin Richmond
Book DescriptionThe Pastons of Paston, Norfolk, are famous for the collection of letters and papers which bear their name. In particular 'the Paston Letters' have been well known since the time of Horace Walpole, although until now they have never been used systematically by historians of fifteenth-century England: they are both immensely attractive to read and fiendishly difficult to use as source material from which to write history. This volume describes, in lively and original style, the beginnings of the family's gentility and sets out some of the major themes of their history between 1400 and 1500. Many of the themes are common to all gentry families of the later Middle Ages, a period critical in the formation of the English polity. It might also be said that the Pastons epitomize a class which since the later Middle Ages has dominated the English state, English society and English culture.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521520270
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 16-May-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Colin Richmond
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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, 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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