The Paston Letters

Author: Norman Davis

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192836403

Category: History

Page: 288

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"The Pastons of Norfolk left behind them an incomparable picture of life in fifteenth-century England in the earliest great collection of family letters in English."--BOOK JACKET. "The letters span three generations and most were written during the reigns of Henry VI, Edward IV, and Richard III, in a period of political turmoil, local anarchy and war abroad and at home. They reveal personal hopes and anxieties, and contain as well as business matters a wealth of information on leisure pursuits, education, and domestic life. The writers express themselves with a clarity and vigour that is remarkable at this early date, and the letters illustrate, as no other documents can, the state of the language in daily use immediately before and after the introduction of printing."--BOOK JACKET. "This modernized selection prepared from the original manuscripts is designed to present the full range of the Pastons' principal concerns."--BOOK JACKET.

The Paston Letters

Author: James Gairdner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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The Paston Letters

Author: M. D. Jones

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107453682

Category: History

Page: 90

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Originally published in 1909, this book contains selections from the Paston letters, written by the Paston family between 1440 and 1485.

The Paston Letters, A.D. 1422-1509

Author: James Gairdner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110801769X

Category: History

Page: 334

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The Paston Letters, voicing the personal and political concerns of one Norfolk family, illuminate one of England's most tumultuous times.

Paston letters 1422-1509

Author: James Gairdner

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465582975

Category: England

Page: N.A

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