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Kingsford's Stonor Letters and Papers 1290ÔÇô1483 (Camden Classic Reprints)

Kingsford's Stonor Letters and Papers 1290ÔÇô1483 (Camden Classic Reprints)

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Edited by Christine Carpenter
Cambridge University Press
Edition: New Ed, 5/2/1996
EAN 9780521554671, ISBN10: 0521554675

Hardcover, 532 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 3.3 cm
Language: English

The Stonor letters and papers form one of only three surviving archives of gentry correspondence from late medieval England. The collection - which includes documents ranging from love letters to household accounts - provides us with a wealth of otherwise unobtainable detail about the lives and careers of a gentry family, their servants and their friends. Much of the material comes from the period of the Wars of the Roses, and allows us an insider's view on national events and the people involved in them. Originally edited by the historian C. L. Kingsford at the beginning of the century, the complete collection is reissued here, with a new introduction and annotation by Christine Carpenter. In many ways more representative of gentry life than the Paston letters, the Stonor letters and papers will be invaluable to scholars of late medieval England, and will make fascinating reading for anyone interested in the Wars of the Roses or life in medieval England.

Preface to 1996 edition
List of abbreviations
Introduction to 1996 edition
Kingsford's introduction
Kingsford's appendix to his introduction
The Stonor letters and papers Volume I
The Stonor letters and papers Volume II
Supplementary letters and papers
Index
Notes
Summary listing of material in PRO not mentioned by Kingsford.