Author of Margery Paston book speaks to PHS members

Author Susan Curran spoke to one of our regular members' meetings at Bacton Village Hall on July 3. 

She gave a detailed and fascinating account of Margery's life, drawing on a great deal of research involving both the Pastons and Richard Calle, their land agent, who Margery married much against her parents' wishes. She included controversial views about the Pastons' origins and reputation which sparked some lively debate afterwards.

Her book The Marriage of Margery Paston was published last year by the Lasse Press and attracted favourable reviews. As well as a great deal of valuable historical information, it contains many pictures and is beautifully produced on glossy paper. 

The meeting ended with the traditionally delicious refreshments provided by members. The next members' meeting is scheduled for October 15.