Lorraine Bathurst <[log in to unmask]> wrote (in <D233EB2C6
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'apprentices', on Fri, 16 May 2003:
>Does anyone know how and when did the idea of apprenticing boys to a master in
>order to learn a trade come about?
If you mean the formal, legal 'apprenticeship', that's possibly early
mediaeval (in Europe), but the principle is ancient indeed.
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