The Yorkist Age: Daily Life During the Wars of the Roses
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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Review: The Yorkist Age: Daily Life During the Wars of the RosesUser 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
Review: The Yorkist Age: Daily Life During the Wars of the RosesUser Review - Claudsies - Goodreads
This book is not too bad. I'm glad to know more about Edward IV; however, I felt the author was a bit biased towards Edward and the Yorks in general. Or, perhaps it is that I'm biased towards the Lancasters. Great read if one is interested in this portion of English history. Read full review