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The Pastons and their England: studies in an age of transition,

Author: H S Bennett
Publisher: London, Cambridge U.P., 1968.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd ed. reprintedView all editions and formats
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The Paston Letters have long exercised a tremendous fascination for their capacity to recreate in vivid detail the lives of an ordinary well-to-do 15th-century family. H.S. Bennett's classic study  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Records and correspondence
Named Person: Paston family; Paston family.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H S Bennett
ISBN: 0521095131 9780521095136 0521398266 9780521398268
OCLC Number: 276935
Description: xvi, 271 pages 21 cm
Contents: Preface to the first edition Preface to the second edition Abbreviations and authorities Introduction 1 The rise of the Pastons II The Paston fortunes III Marriage IV Love V Women's life VI Parents and children VII Houses and furniture VIII Education and books IX Letters and letter-writing X Roads and bridges XI Wayfaring XII The law XIII Lawlessness XIV Religion XV The secular clergy XVI The regular clergy XVII The life of the countryside Appendixes: I Books of the Paston family II List of journeys III Collation of editions and the original letters IV Letters in the original spelling Index
Responsibility: by H.S. Bennett.

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'... a book of real value, and of engrossing interest to the reader who has the faintest spark of historical imagination'. The Daily Telegraph

 
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