Medieval Family Life

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Medieval Family Life is a digital version of five family letter collections from late medieval England, including the Paston Letters. Other letter collections are from the Cely, Stonor, Armburgh, and Plumpton families. Each letter has been fully digitized, and some letters also have searchable transcriptions. The period covered (1400-1490) includes the Wars of the Roses, and regions covered include East Anglia, Oxfordshire, Yorkshire, and Warwickshire.

In addition to the letters, the database contains family trees, an interactive map, chronology, and visual resources (images from historic manuscripts illustrating everyday life and political developments in the late medieval period).

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Digitized primary sources.

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Adam Matthew Digital

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