The Pastons: A Family in the War of the Roses. Richard Barber.

The Pastons: A Family in the War of the Roses

London: The Folio Society, 2002.

Hardcover. 9" X 6 1/2". 208pp. Very mild shelf wear to covers, corners, and edges of decorative cloth over boards. Very light dust-spotting to edges of text block. Blind stamp to title page. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is sound. Slipcase is clean and sound.

Within three generations (1426 to 1485), and through the dark anddangerous years of the Wars of the Roses, the Pastons establishedthemselves 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. These letters, a raresurvival, break upon us across the centuries with the urgency, andsometimes the violence, of their preoccupations: defending property,fighting court cases, making the right alliances, and, on the domesticside, managing their estates, conducting their courtships, stockingtheir cupboards. Selected and presented here with Richard Barber'sinvaluable linking narrative, they bring the middle ages triumphantlyto life.(Publisher). Very good. Item #7858

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