The Yorkist Age: Daily Life During the Wars of the Roses

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W. W. Norton, 1962 - England - 524 pages
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This first full-length study of English society In the fifteenth century draws upon contemporary narratives of travelers, the Paston Letters and many less widely known collections of correspondence, observations of French and Italian diplomats, town records, ecclesiastical reports, the literature of the age, chronicles, household and estate accounts, Chancery proceedings, and other revealing sources in order to recreate the substance and flavor of life at that time. Contrary to Shakespeare and popular belief, the Wars of the Roses had comparatively little effect upon the lives of the people as a whole and represented a recovery from, rather than a descent into, anarchy.--From publisher description.

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User Review  - Cynthia Haggard - Goodreads

Paul Murray Kendall's THE YORKIST AGE is an extremely well-researched book that involves a close reading of the Paston letters as well as wonderful nuggets about food, cleanliness, German traders and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Joy - Goodreads

I don't usually read social history, but Kendall's biographies set in this time are all excellent. I thought it would be a good time to read it, since I just finished MARGARET OF YORK. Actually, this ... Read full review

Contents

THE TIMES
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The Mayor At Home
53
The Mayor Abroad
88
Copyright

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