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Re: The patriarch was illiterate
Posted by: Teresa Stalvey (ID *****6888) Date: May 24, 2012 at 08:42:54
In Reply to: The patriarch was illiterate by James Gibbs of 364

Most landed gentry did not know how to read and write. Priests and clerics were usually the only ones taught to read and write. This is probably one reason why most of the time they never bothered to write their motto on their coat of arms.


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