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by Paston,Richard Barber
The Pastons, a family living in England during the ‘Wars of the Roses’; wrote and kept a plethora of letters which are still extant today giving us an open window Although letter writing may seem like a thing of the past (I still write letters!); the practice was just emerging in the fifteenth century. The letters chosen by Barber initially highlight familiar and estate affairs versus that of political events but these are not boring and bring a vivid picture of the way of life.
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Seller Inventory GOR004966403.
Richard Barber's attractive selection, originally published by the Folio Society, well deserves .
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.
Written mainly during the last 70 years of the 15th century, the Paston letters are a significant social document, giving a detailed record of the lives of several generations of a wealthy Norfolk family which moved in court circles. Unmatched by any history book. com User, July 17, 2001. Unmatched by any history book, these letters constitute a rich and intimate glimpse into the 15th century. Spanning several generations of the redoubtable Paston family, they are a unique record of their rise to eminence in their native Norfolk, and of the life during the upheavels of the civil wars between Yorkists and Lancastrians.
The Pastons, A Family in the War of the Roses : Richard Barber. PRISONER OF WAR, Like New, Paperback. Subjects: History & Military. Format: PaperbackTopic: Family. A WALK AROUND GUIDE TO THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF WINCHESTER .
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The Pastons: A Family in the Wars of the Roses. The Wars of the Roses A Royal History of England Series – an easy to read coffee table book with plenty of well known pictures of people and places a good introduction to the wars, it has a chapter on each of the kings involved in the build up to the Wars of the Roses.
Within three generations (1426 to 1485), and through the dark anddangerous years of the Wars of the Roses, the Pastons s as a family of consequence, both in their native Norfolk andwithin court circles. Ambitious and highly mobile &. Within three generations (1426 to 1485), and through the dark anddangerous years of the Wars of the Roses, the Pastons s 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.
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The Wars of the Roses were a series of bloody civil wars for the throne of England between two competing royal families: the . During Henry’s illness, Richard became Lord Protector of England and imprisoned Somerset in the Tower of London.
The Wars of the Roses were a series of bloody civil wars for the throne of England between two competing royal families: the House of York and the House o. It was a bitter victory, however: Queen Margaret had given birth to Henry’s only son, Edward of Lancaster, in 1453, which weakened Richard’s claim to the throne. In February 1455, Henry recovered from his spell of insanity almost as suddenly as he’d yielded to it. Richard and his ministers were sent away and Somerset reinstated.