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Historical Research


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Mar 25, 2013
Some nobles were indeed literate by the 1400s, though it's really hard to say how many. Doctors very likely were, but doctoring was not a clearly-defined profession at the time. Universities only granted a few degrees at this time. Theology was one; medicine was another. In 1400 there were still only very few universities, but there was a kind of boom in the 15thc, and there was a steady expansion. Then, largely as a result of the Protestant Reformation, there was an even larger expansion in the 16thc.