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Paston letters


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A collection of letters preserved by the Pastons, a well‐to‐do Norfolk family, written between c.1420 and 1504. They concern three generations of the family, and most were written in the reigns of Henry VI, Edward IV, and Richard III. They are unique as historical material, showing the violence and anarchy of 15th‐cent. England and the domestic conditions in which a family of this class lived and are of great value for the evidence they give of the language of their time.

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