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The history of manners

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What it means to have “good manners” is constantly changing.  What is considered appropriate behavior today, that might, in future, be considered “bad manners”? The School of Life teaches us some fun facts about the history of politeness.

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The School of Life’s video shows us the importance of etiquette in a society that is built around communication.
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