30 Most Ridiculous Laws From Ancient Times

Non-Noble Englishmen Were Forced To Wear Flat Caps

#8 Non-Noble Englishmen Were Forced To Wear Flat Caps

In the late16th century, the English wool industry was in dire circumstances. To save it, the Parliament took an unprecedented measure. It forced all the English non-noblemen over the age of 6 years to wear flat woollen caps on Sundays and holidays.

Though abolished in 1597 for its preposterous nature, the cap soon became a part of people’s everyday wear.

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