[LMB] Education, was Spirit Ring - Fathers & Daughters
rcrcoll6 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 8 08:16:19 BST 2021
I believe It was in the best interests of the Catholic Church that women of
the Nobility would be educated to be able to read and understand the
catechism and psalms of christianity.
On Wed, Sep 8, 2021, 2:02 AM Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Another random thought about education: I've seen land deeds from
> properties owned by my great-grandfather. He signed them with an X,
> and a literate witness wrote that this was his mark.
> A cousin's wife once mentioned that her mother gave her grandmother
> a brooch for Mothers Day, the brooch said 'Mum'. They had to tell her
> what the word was, she couldn't read it.
> We're only a few generations away from times when literacy wasn't
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