In the North American colonies of England already in the 17th century. a peculiar society of the capitalist type began to form. In Europe, there is practically no old structure of society left.
There was no longer a clear division into estates, which were used to being ruled by kings. During the New Time, changes were needed. This led to the tragic events of the European revolutions.
Remember: The process of learning a person lasts a lifetime. The value of the same knowledge for different people may be different, it is determined by their individual characteristics and needs. Therefore, knowledge is always needed at any age and position.