Jean Agnew
Agnew, Jean
Agnew, Jean
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Description: The Paston Treasure: Microcosm of the Known World
The Paston family, from the village of Paston on the north-east Norfolk coast, rose to prominence in the fifteenth century. Their story is not unique—the population crash following the Black Death in the previous century inevitably gave rise to social and economic change, and lifted many of the former constraints on mobility imposed by the old feudal system. What is unique about the Pastons...
PublisherYale Center for British Art
Related print edition pages: pp.174-185