The second estate of French society was made up of the nobility. These nobles lived on manors which they had inherited. The second estate consisted of about 2% of the total population who owned about 25% of the total land in France.
These nobles collected dues and rent from the peasants who lived on their lands. This endless source of income allowed them to live a lavish lifestyle.
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Malcolm S. Forbes
"John has a long moustache" was the coded-signal used by the French Resistance in WW II to mobilize their forces once the Allies had landed on the Normandy beaches.