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The Resource A medieval family : the Pastons of fifteenth-century England, Frances and Joseph Gies

A medieval family : the Pastons of fifteenth-century England, Frances and Joseph Gies

Label
A medieval family : the Pastons of fifteenth-century England
Title
A medieval family
Title remainder
the Pastons of fifteenth-century England
Statement of responsibility
Frances and Joseph Gies
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The Paston family of Norfolk, England, has long been known to medieval scholars for its large collection of personal correspondence, which has survived five centuries
  • Revealing a wealth of information about the manners, morals, lifestyle, and attitudes of the late Middle Ages, the letters also tell the story of three generations of the fifteenth-century Paston family that reads like a historical novel full of memorable characters: Margaret Paston, the indomitable wife and mother who fought the family's battles; her husband, John Paston I, tough, hardheaded, and thrice confined to Fleet Prison but never yielding to his enemies; daughter Margery, who scandalized family and friends by falling in love with the Paston bailiff, Richard Calle; lighthearted, chivalric Sir John; and cheerful, sensible John III, who against all odds succeeded in marrying for love
  • A Medieval Family traces the Paston history from 1420, through the stormy Wars of the Roses, to the early 1500s
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DA240
LC item number
.G54 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
A medieval family : the Pastons of fifteenth-century England, Frances and Joseph Gies
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-367) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Royal marriages and misalliances (1466-1469)
  • The Siege of Caister (1469)
  • The Battle of Barnet (1470-1471)
  • Family discord, foreign war, and other disturbances (1471-1475)
  • Caister regained, a marriage negotiated (1475-1478)
  • Deaths (1479-1484)
  • The last of the medieval Pastons
  • The letters
  • The family
  • Judge William and his children (1421-1444)
  • Land disputes and the Siege of Gresham (1444-1450)
  • Sir John Fastolf, a soldier in retirement (1450-1452)
  • Sir John Fastolf and John Paston (1453-1459)
  • The Fastolf will contested (1459-1465)
  • The Sack of Hellesdon and the death of John Paston (1465-1466)
Control code
37955788
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 392 pages
Isbn
9780060172640
Lccn
97049169
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)37955788
Label
A medieval family : the Pastons of fifteenth-century England, Frances and Joseph Gies
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-367) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Royal marriages and misalliances (1466-1469)
  • The Siege of Caister (1469)
  • The Battle of Barnet (1470-1471)
  • Family discord, foreign war, and other disturbances (1471-1475)
  • Caister regained, a marriage negotiated (1475-1478)
  • Deaths (1479-1484)
  • The last of the medieval Pastons
  • The letters
  • The family
  • Judge William and his children (1421-1444)
  • Land disputes and the Siege of Gresham (1444-1450)
  • Sir John Fastolf, a soldier in retirement (1450-1452)
  • Sir John Fastolf and John Paston (1453-1459)
  • The Fastolf will contested (1459-1465)
  • The Sack of Hellesdon and the death of John Paston (1465-1466)
Control code
37955788
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 392 pages
Isbn
9780060172640
Lccn
97049169
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)37955788

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