Cathedral Schools

Schools that originated in medieval Europe and were run by cathedral clergy with the original goal of training priests. These schools later developed into institutions that also taught lay students, usually boys of noble families who were being prepared for high positions in church, state, or commercial affairs.

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cathedral schools
cathedral school
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Schools that originated in medieval Europe and were run by cathedral clergy with the original goal of training priests. These schools later developed into institutions that also taught lay students, usually boys of noble families who were being prepared for high positions in church, state, or commercial affairs.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300343445. The J. Paul Getty Trust.