Anyone know what percentage of English speaking people could read/write at the time of the AV? Know Shakespeare coined literally "hundreds" of new words in writing his plays (same time frame). And the elite were highly educated, for sure. I know from my US History that only 1% were college educated just 100 years ago. And in the Civil War, many units had only a few literate. What about the "plowboy" and common man? Was the average "John Doe" able to read the AV? Thanks. Appreciate the "source" for any thoughts, too!