He was educated at the school of the Brothers of the Christian Doctrine at Brive, where he received the tonsure at the age of thirteen.
The Roman or St Peter's tonsure prevailed in France, Spain and Italy.
Destined from his birth for the church, he received the tonsure at the age of seven and was soon loaded with rich benefices and preferments.
They had to be clerics, that is, to have received the tonsure.
The Irish Druids seem to have had a peculiar tonsure.