Freelancer is a popular job nowadays. But where did the term come from in the first place?
It goes back to the early 1800s in medieval times. a Freelancer was originally a title given to a self-employed, sword-wielding mercenaries… “free” “lancers”. They would often be hired to fight or protect someone who paid them the most. Riding on horseback with a sword.
Freelance work is much less violent usually now, but the term has stuck.
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