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Written by Jim Morris
(4/18/2013 3:44 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, "Commoner" meant, penned by Graciela
..at least in Regency times, could be anyone who was neither royalty or clergy. Thus an estate owner, gentlman or even a man with a fortune from trade was effectively a commoner. Later, "common people" became a more used collective term for everyone and the terms, working-class, and middle-class were adopted to define the classes further. Rather ironic that a lot of "noblemen" originally earned their titles and land grants from services in wars that promoted both sovreignty and the Church to power. Today you can earn a Knighhood for winning a gold medal in the olympics whilst nurses work unrecognised on low wages for saving lives. God save the queen. (-;
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