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  • William Paston, 2nd Earl of Yarmouth (1653 - 1732)
    William Paston, 2nd Earl of Yarmouth (1654 – 25 December 1732) was a British peer and politician. from The 1st Earl’s son, William (1653/4-1732), inherited the title and estates, ...
  • Anne Fitzgerald (c.1528 - d.)
    Anne Leigh 'F, #105189, b. circa 1525 ' Anne Leigh was born circa 1525.1 She married Thomas Paston, son of Sir William Paston, Sheriff of Norfolk & Suffolk and Bridget Heydon, circa 1547.1 'Fam...
  • Sir Thomas Paston, MP (c.1515 - 1550)
    'PASTON, Sir Thomas (by 1517-50), of London. Family and Education 'b. by 1517, 4th but 3rd surv. s. of Sir William Paston of Caister and Oxnead, Norf., and bro. of Clement†, Erasmus and John...
  • John of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Bedford (1389 - 1435)
    "John of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Bedford, KG (20 June 1389 – 14 September 1435) was the third surviving son of King Henry IV of England by Mary de Bohun, and acted as regent of France for his nep...
  • Jacquetta of Luxembourg, Countess Rivers (c.1416 - 1472)
    "Jacquetta of Luxembourg, Countess Rivers (1415/1416 – 30 May 1472) was the eldest daughter of Peter I, Count of Saint-Pol, Conversano and Brienne and his wife Margaret de Baux (Margherita del B...

The Paston's Letters span three generations and most were written during the reigns of Henry VI, Edward IV and RIchard III, in a period of political turmoil, local anarchy, and war aroad and at home. They reveal personal hopes and anxieties and contain as well as business matters a wealth of information on leisure pursuits, eduation and domestic life. The writers express theselves with a clarity and vigour that is remarkable at this early date and the letters illustrate as no other documents can, the state of teh language in daily use immediately before and after the introduction of printing.

This project aims to bring together the Paston family members and those other persons mentioned in the letters.