The Paston Letters

Author: Norman Davis
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192836403
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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.

Paston Letters And Papers Of The Fifteenth Century

Author: Richard Beadle
Publisher: Early English Text Society
ISBN: 9780197224236
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The Paston family papers provide an incomparable picture of life in fifteenth-century England, and richly illustrate the resources of the language at an important period. They have long been consulted by historians and other students of the fifteenth century for their information about social history and politics, both within East Anglia and also nationally. The authoritative edition of Parts 1 and 2 by Professor Norman Davis was published by the Clarendon Press in 1971 (Part 1) and 1976 (Part 2), and was reissued with corrections by EETS in 2004. Part 3, edited by Dr Richard Beadle and Professor Colin Richmond, completes the series planned by Professor Davis before his death. It contains the remaining texts with indexes to all three parts.

The Paston Women

Author: Diane Watt
Publisher: DS Brewer
ISBN: 9781843840244
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The Paston letters viewed in the context of medieval women's writing and medieval letter writing.