The Yorkist age; daily life during the Wars of the Roses.


[1st ed].. New York, W.W. Norton and Company [1962] .

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Subjects Grande-Bretagne -- 1455-1485 (Guerre des Deux-Roses)
Grande-Bretagne -- Moeurs et coutumes -- 1066-1485 (Moyen âge)
Great Britain -- History -- Wars of the Roses, 1455-1485.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 1066-1485.
Great Britain.
Manners and customs.
Description 524 pages illustrations 21 cm
Copyright Date [1962]
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 505-514).
Summary 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.
Contents Prologue: The times -- I: The Mayor. The mayor at home ; The mayor abroad ; Rebel against the mayor ; The Lord Mayor of London -- II. Other important people. The King and the royal household ; Lords and gentry ; Churchmen and the church ; Merchants, pirates, aliens and lawyers -- III: The household. The fabric of life ; The marriage hunt ; Wives ; Children -- Epilogue: The Wars of the Roses.
Genre History.
Geographic Area Great Britain
Network Numbers (OCoLC)362954
(OCoLC)ocm00362954
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Kendall, Paul Murray.
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