The Pastons: A Family in the Wars of the Roses by Edited by Richard Barber hits the £1 shelf in my shop.
The Folio Society, 1981, Hardback in Slip Case.
Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates; Maps to the endpapers and blanks; Genealogical Tables;
From the cover: Within three generations (1426 to 1485), and through the dark and dangerous years of the Wars of the Roses, the Pastons established themselves as a family of consequence, both in their native Norfolk and within court circles.
Ambitious and highly mobile womenfolk as well as men they kept in touch by correspondence, usually but not invariably through the medium of a clerk. These letters, a rare survival, break upon us across the centuries with the urgency, and sometimes the violence, of their preoccupations: defending property, fighting court cases, making the right alliances, and, on the domestic side, managing their estates, conducting their courtships, stocking their cupboards.
Selected and presented here with Richard Barbers invaluable linking narrative, they bring the middle ages triumphantly to life.
Very Good in Very Good Slip Case.
Decorative boards with Gilt titling to the Spine.
208 pages. 9″ x 6¼”.
This book will be listed, sooner or later, for £6.50 on my delightful website… (added to my Social History category.) but get 50% off buying from my blog… below…