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

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

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 Pastons 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 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 treads 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 Pastons history from 1420, through the stormy Wars of the Roses, to the early 1500s. The family's story, extracted from their letters and papers and told largely in their own words, shows a side of history rarely revealed: the lives and fortunes not of kings and queens but of ordinary middle-class people with problems, tragedies, and moments of happiness
Cataloging source
Midwest
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gies, Frances
Dewey number
942.040922
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gies, Joseph
  • hoopla digital
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fastolf, John
  • Paston family
  • Manuscripts, Medieval
  • Middle class
  • Families
  • Electronic books
  • Great Britain
  • England
Target audience
adult
Label
A medieval family : the Pastons of fifteenth-century England, Frances and Joseph Gies, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11919908
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11919908
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11919908
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11919908
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
A medieval family : the Pastons of fifteenth-century England, Frances and Joseph Gies, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11919908
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11919908
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11919908
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11919908
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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