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Ladies Who London

St James - Elizabethan Sumptuary laws, when it was illegal to look *this* good


Hey fashion police, this one's for you! On this week's episode we take a look at one of the oddest laws around, the Elizabethan sumptuary laws which governed who could where what and when. Literally making it illegal for you to look good. The cheek! Why on earth was it illegal for people other than the royal family to wear purple silk, how was the length of your sword policed, and what happened to the man who decided to pad his legs?! Find out here.

Plus we find out who won the Podcast Pedestal, and we spin the Wheel of Destiny to find out where we are going next.

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See you next week


Episode 50

by Ladies Who London Podcast