[LMB] Plot musing on topic

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Mon Feb 10 17:02:23 GMT 2020


On Sun, 9 Feb 2020 20:05:03 -0600, Eric Oppen <ravenclaweric at gmail.com>
wrote:

>The younger son of an English noble was still noble, but just did not
>(usually) inherit the estate.  In later times, you'd have the eldest son
>expected to inherit, while younger sons were slated for the military, the
>clergy or the Bar.

The little phrase I've heard for the disposition of sons was "Army,
Navy, Divinity, Law, Farming, Medicine, Trade."  (the last, presumably,
with a little shudder).


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