Stories about ‘Historical Insults’

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A varlet or squire holding a Knight’s halberd. Beside him a crossbowman. Image from the 15th Century Chroniques Of Froissart.

 

var·let
/ˈvärlət/

1. A man or boy acting as a menial servant

2. A knight’s page

3. A rascal, rogue, vagrant or scallywag. An uprincipled person.

Middle English, from Old French, variant of valet or vaslet, from vassal.

 

In Feudal times, …

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