Monday, 27 January 2014

The Essential Page

Back in the day, the well-to-do Late Medieval/Early Renaissance family with connections would find a place for their son within the household of the local aristocracy. Daughters? Not so much.

The boys, usually between the ages of 7 and 14 were promptly dispatched to what we fondly call here on the island The Big Hoose.  There they were allocated positions within the 'court'.  Mostly they were apprenticed to Knights or acted as a Very Early Internet System (ie delivering messages).  Their tasks were mainly minor and uncomplicated *thinks of own Son at seven years of age and how

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