The Importance Of Boys In The Upper Class

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Register to read the introduction… There were two main options for boys in the upper class, one of which was a grammar school. “In many towns there were grammar schools where boys were educated. Boys worked long hours in the grammar schools and discipline was severe” (Lambert 1). Boys who were sent to grammar schools were the most intelligent in England because most of the population was illiterate and many could not afford to change that. The second option for boys in the upper class was to train to become a knight or figure of high power. “A son of a wealthy or noble family might spend his youth learning to be a knight. When he was about seven years old he would be sent to live with another noble family, who would train him in military arts and courtesy” (Education 4). Not only were wealthy boys educated in grammar they were also trained for duty which made them a very powerful …show more content…
“Boys might help their fathers in the fields or with hunting. Tradesmen taught their trades to their sons, who were then expected to continue in those occupations. For example, a master mason would raise his son to be a mason as well, taking him to work and giving him jobs appropriate to his age and abilities” (Education 3). The boys of the middle and lower class were educated by learning the techniques and practices of their father’s job which would eventually become their job. They were not usually taught how to read or write because it was thought to be irrelevant. The boys were raised to work so they could take over the family business as soon as need …show more content…
In this time, it was very expensive to educate people on topics that were thought of as useless and unnecessary like reading and writing. People would only learn the skills needed to live out their life. Imagine living in a world where a large majority of the population did not know how to read. Imagine living in a world where you are considered one of the most intelligent people because you know how to write a few letters and

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