Dates: 1400 - 1500 (Dates are approximate. These are the dates Paston Family flourished. )
The Pastons were a gentry family living in Norfolk, England who wrote and preserved a vast quantity of correspondences during the 15th century. The letters are written by both men and women of the family and provide information about major political events in 15th-century England and intimate details of family life. The letters contain a wealth of information about family business and household management, cultivation of political affiliations and patronage, marriage negotiations and love letters, and positive and uneasy familial relationships.