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Education Level and Literacy

The wiki describes her as "a rather uneducated witch". However, literacy was exceedingly rare in Britain during her lifetime. The fact that she could write a diary at all demonstrates how well-educated she was for her time. Although her class is unknown, she does not come off as being a member of the nobility in her style of writing and lifestyle, so her education can probably be attributed to Hogwarts. Among Muggles at the time, only the clergy and some nobility were able to read or write. Eldr-fire (talk) 07:58, August 23, 2014 (UTC)

I added a notation of "by modern standards" to the statement of her being uneducated. -- 1337star (Drop me a line!) 16:51, August 23, 2014 (UTC)
That sounds good! After all, she still only knew one day of the week. Thanks! :) Eldr-fire (talk) 18:29, August 23, 2014 (UTC)
Wizards and witches in the British Isles received free education at Hogwarts from the 10th century onwards. Thus, we can presume that literacy was common among the country's magical population by the 11th century, even though it was restricted to nobles and clergy among Muggles of that period. Starstuff (Owl me!) 23:45, March 8, 2017 (UTC)

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