jeudi 14 décembre 2006

What does the title esquire mean?

The British title esquire, like the magazine, has very masculine roots.
An esquire was a young man who was a manservant to an armoured
knight and whose job included holding his master’s shield. With the
passing of the knights, esquire was applied to any young man of noble
birth who hadn’t yet earned a proper title. Eventually the word became
a term of respect for any promising young man.

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