[LMB] Education for men

Matthew George matt.msg at gmail.com
Sun Sep 19 04:52:49 BST 2021


On Sun, Sep 12, 2021 at 5:56 AM tidsel via Lois-Bujold <
lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:

> It is a very interesting question. Surely some letters, archives, accounts
> and the like were written in the vernacular?
>

Yeah, but not a lot survived.  Until the Black Death devastated the upper
classes and forced the English to recruit English speakers to fill educated
positions, anything of note was in Latin or French.  Take a look at "The
History of English Podcast", episode 121
<https://historyofenglishpodcast.com/page/4/>.  Actually, the whole podcast
is pretty awesome, but there are several episodes that deal with your topic.

Matt G.


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