By Frances Gies, Joseph Gies
The Pastons family members of Norfolk, England, has lengthy been recognized to medieval students for its huge choice of own correspondence, which has survived 5 centuries. Revealing a wealth of data approximately manners, morals, way of life, and attitudes of the overdue center a while, the letters additionally inform the tale of 3 generations of the fifteenth-century Paston kin that treads like a ancient novel packed with memorable characters: Margaret Paston, the indomitable spouse and mom who fought the family's battles; her husband, John Paston I, difficult, hardheaded, and 3 times restrained to Fleet criminal yet by no means yielding to his enemies; daughter Margery, who scandalized friends and family by means of falling in love with the Paston bailiff, Richard Calle; lighthearted, chivalric Sir John; and joyful, good John III, who opposed to all odds succeeded in marrying for love.
A Medieval Family lines the Pastons historical past from 1420, during the stormy Wars of the Roses, to the early 1500s. The family's tale, extracted from their letters and papers and advised principally of their personal phrases, indicates an aspect of historical past not often printed: the lives and fortunes now not of kings and queens yet of normal middle-class individuals with difficulties, tragedies, and moments of happiness.
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A Medieval Family: The Pastons of Fifteenth-Century England by Frances Gies, Joseph Gies