Blood and Roses (book)

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Blood and Roses
Author Helen Castor
Genre Non-fiction
Publisher HarperCollins
Publication date
2006
Media type Print
ISBN 0-00-714808-9
OCLC 62330984
942.04092/2 22
LC Class DA245 .C3687 2006

Blood and Roses: One family's struggle and triumph during the tumultuous Wars of the Roses, by Helen Castor, is a narrative based on the Paston letters of 15th century England. The book traces five generations of the Pastons, an influential family from the Norfolk village of the same name. Based largely on an extensive collection of correspondence, Blood and Roses records the competition among the landed gentry for land, property and advancement. Set among the turbulence of the Wars of the Roses, the Pastons survive and thrive through shrewd political maneuvers.