The Paston Letters: A Selection in Modern Spelling

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Norman Davis
Oxford University Press, 1999 - 288 pages
"The Pastons of Norfolk left behind them an incomparable picture of life in fifteenth-century England in the earliest great collection of family letters in English."--BOOK JACKET. "The letters span three generations and most were written during the reigns of Henry VI, Edward IV, and Richard III, in a period of political turmoil, local anarchy and war abroad and at home. They reveal personal hopes and anxieties, and contain as well as business matters a wealth of information on leisure pursuits, education, and domestic life. The writers express themselves with a clarity and vigour that is remarkable at this early date, and the letters illustrate, as no other documents can, the state of the language in daily use immediately before and after the introduction of printing."--BOOK JACKET. "This modernized selection prepared from the original manuscripts is designed to present the full range of the Pastons' principal concerns."--BOOK JACKET.
 

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Contents

William Paston I to the Vicar of the Abbot of Cluny
1
Agnes Paston to Edmond Paston I 1445 4 February
8
John Damme to John Paston I 1448 30 November
15
Agnes Paston to John Paston I Not after 1449
22
John Osbern to John Paston I 1451 27 May
29
Agnes Paston to John Paston I 1453 6 July
36
John Paston I to Lord Grey 1454 15 July
37
William Paston II to John Paston I 1454 late July
38
John Paston III to John Paston I 1464 1 March
103
John Paston I to Margaret Paston John Daubeney and Richard Calle 1465 15 January
105
Margaret Paston to John Paston I 1465 8 April
109
Margaret Paston to John Paston I 1465 10 May III
111
Margaret Paston to John Paston I 1465 20 May
116
John Paston I to Margaret Paston John Daubeney and Richard Calle 1465 27 June
118
Richard Calle to John Paston I 1465 10 July
120
Margaret Paston to John Paston I 1465 12 July I 22
122

William Paston II to John Paston I 1454 6 Septem ber
40
Edmund Clere to John Paston I 1455 9 January 41 23 Edmund Clere to John Paston I 1455 9 January 24 Sir John Fastolf to John Paston I 1455 7 Fe...
43
William Worcester to John Paston I1456 27 January
44
Agnes Paston Memorandum 1458 28 January
46
Elizabeth Poynings to Agnes Paston 1459 3 January
47
Friar John Brackley to John Paston I 1459
49
Margaret Paston to John Paston I 1459 24 Decem ber
54
William Paston II and Thomas Playter to John Paston I1460 28 January
57
Margaret Paston to John Paston I 1460 21 October
60
Clement Paston to John Paston I 1461 23 January
62
John Paston III perhaps to Thomas Playter 1461
65
April 34
67
Thomas Playter to John Paston I 1461 June
69
John Paston I to Margaret Paston 1461 12 July
70
Margaret Paston to John Paston I 1461 15 July
72
John Paston II to John Paston I 1461 23 August
74
Clement Paston to John Paston I 1461 25 August
77
John Pamping to John Paston I 1461 6 September
80
Clement Paston to John Paston I 1461 11 October
83
William Naunton to John Paston I 1461 October
85
Margaret Paston to John Paston I1461 2 November
86
December
90
Margaret Paston to John Paston I 1462 7 January
92
John Paston II to John Paston I 1462 13 March
94
John Russe to John Paston I 1462 end of August
95
John Paston III to John Paston I 1462 1 November
97
SI Margaret Paston to John Paston II 1463 Is Nov ember
99
John Paston II to John Paston I Probably 1464
101
Margaret Paston to John Paston I 1464 6 May
102
John Paston I to Margaret Paston 1465 13 July
124
Margaret Paston to John Paston I 1465 7 August
126
Margaret Paston to John Paston I 1465 18 August
129
John Paston III to Margaret Paston 1465 14 Septem ber
131
John Paston I to Margaret Paston 1465 20 Septem ber
132
Margaret Paston to John Paston I 1465 27 Septem ber
138
John Paston III to John Paston I 1465 3 October
142
The Duke of Norfolk to John Paston III 1465
145
Agnes Paston to John Paston I Perhaps 1465
151
John Paston III to John Paston II 1467 27 January
157
John Paston III to John Paston II Probably 1468
163
John Paston II to John Paston III 1468 9 November
170
John Paston III to John Paston II 1469 May
177
Margaret Paston to John Paston II 1469 12 Septem
184
John Paston III to John Paston II 1469 about
190
John Paston III to Margaret Paston 1470 12 Octo
194
John Paston II to John Paston III 1471 15 September
200
Margaret Paston to John Paston III Probably 1471
207
John Paston III to John Paston II 1472 21 Septem
213
John Paston II to John Paston III 1473 3 June
220
John Paston II to Margaret Paston 1475 11 Septem
226
John Paston III to John Paston II 1475 10 October
227
Margery Brews to John Paston III 1477 February
233
Margaret Paston to Dame Elizabeth Brews 1477
240
Walter Paston to John Paston III 1479 30 June
246
Margery Paston to John Paston III About 1481
253
John Paston III to Margery Paston After 1486
257
256
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