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Re: [Authentic_SCA] Re: Sumptuary Laws

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  • Amy L. Hornburg Heilveil
    ... And was it more than that in period? Sumptuary laws were the way that those who had told those who either didn t have or shouldn t have what was
    Message 1 of 55 , Apr 1, 2003
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      At 08:20 AM 4/1/2003 -0700, you wrote:
      But a lot of the time, it just seems like
      sumptuary laws are just an excuse for small-minded people to be rude.

      And was it more than that in period?  Sumptuary laws were the way that those who 'had' told those who either 'didn't have' or 'shouldn't have' what was 'above' their station and give those who 'had' a 'lawful' reason for being rude about it.

      I'm not saying it's a good thing for others to be rude about sumptuary laws, but it is, unfortunately, to be expected.  Wherever there is a law that says someone can't do something - those who are allowed to do it are gonna run and tattle when they see it happening.  It's part of the sad side to human nature.

      (so does anyone know where one could order a nice peers' circlet???
      <grin>)

      Such as?  *grin*

      Smiles,
      Despina


      "Laws are sand, customs are rock. Laws can be evaded and punishment escaped, but an openly transgressed custom brings sure punishment."
      Mark Twain

    • Satine De La Courcel
      The Courtesans in Venice wore Pearls even though they were strictly for nobility and clergy.. the fine for doing such an act is compared to todays speeding
      Message 55 of 55 , Dec 28, 2005
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        The Courtesans in Venice wore Pearls even though they were strictly for
        nobility and clergy.. the fine for doing such an act is compared to todays
        speeding tickets... you generally pay the fine but Keep speeding... the
        Courtesans paid their fines and wore pearls anyway.

        Satine
        Pearls enthisuast

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