the paston letters are a collection of correspondence between members of the paston family of norfolk gentry and others connected with them in england between the years 1422 and 1509. the collection also includes state papers and other important documents.
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the group was founded as the pastons in 1997 by steve churchill and paul robertshaw (who tragically died after a very short illness). their aim was to develop a high quality military 15th century living history group using source material from the "paston letters".
although much of the story revealed in the paston letters was set in the county, the pastons had a significant presence in the city of norwich. a green plaque announces that john paston lived in a house on king street after 1478 (presumably, therefore, john iii).
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the first conflict that margaret endured took place in 1448 when she took residence in the manor of gresham. the property had been purchased by william paston, but lord moleyns laid claim to it, and while john was away in london moleyn's forces violently ejected margaret, her men-at-arms and her household.