By Frances Gies, Joseph Gies
The Pastons family members of Norfolk, England, has lengthy been identified to medieval students for its huge choice of own correspondence, which has survived 5 centuries. Revealing a wealth of knowledge approximately manners, morals, way of life, and attitudes of the overdue heart a long time, the letters additionally inform the tale of 3 generations of the fifteenth-century Paston relations that treads like a ancient novel choked with memorable characters: Margaret Paston, the indomitable spouse and mom who fought the family's battles; her husband, John Paston I, difficult, hardheaded, and three times restricted to Fleet criminal yet by no means yielding to his enemies; daughter Margery, who scandalized friends and family through falling in love with the Paston bailiff, Richard Calle; lighthearted, chivalric Sir John; and pleased, brilliant John III, who opposed to all odds succeeded in marrying for love.
A Medieval Family strains the Pastons heritage from 1420, throughout the stormy Wars of the Roses, to the early 1500s. The family's tale, extracted from their letters and papers and informed mostly of their personal phrases, exhibits an aspect of historical past infrequently published: the lives and fortunes no longer of kings and queens yet of standard 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