Posted by Marie-Bernadette on June 08, 1998 at 14:00:37:
In response to Second Sons, written by Peg on June 08, 1998 at 10:41:39
It would depend on what sort of second son he is. If he is noble, which is what I am assuming, then in addition to what you listed above, he would also have the option of becoming a politician.
Physicians were fairly well respected, but surgeons and apothecaries were not. Still, if your second son is a nobleman, it is doubtful that he would be allowed to do anything that required actually working for a living, especially if it meant lowering himself to perform a service for people, which is probably how it would be viewed. He could do it if he really wanted to, but he may be ostracised by his peers, and he would risk disenfranchising himself from his family and society. Even though your second son is not an heir, he would probably still stand to inherit something when his old man turns up his toes, but he could be written out of the will if he did something of which the family disapproved.
- While we're on the subject of physicians, doctors, etc. Carolyn B 21:52:08 6/08/98 (6)
- No expert, but... ElaineL 07:49:58 6/09/98 (5)
- Apothecary vs. Physician Peg 08:47:34 6/09/98 (4)
- Thanks -'performing a service' is a view I needed to hear-nfm Peg 15:47:18 6/08/98 (0)
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