[LMB] Plot musing on topic

markus baur baur at chello.at
Mon Feb 10 18:44:00 GMT 2020

Am 10.02.2020 um 18:02 schrieb Marc Wilson:
> 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).

i would have guessed navy before army, it is after all the senior service



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