Oliver Cromwell And Women

In the 17th century Oliver Cromwell brought a bill before Parliament against the 'Vice of painting and wearing Patches and immodest Dresses of Women'.

Included in this was legislation that if a woman trapped a man into marriage by presenting herself not as nature intended, but with artificial teeth, iron stays, hoops, or bolstered hips, she should be tried for witchcraft and the marriage annuled.
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2 Responses Feb 9, 2013

He wiped out half of Ireland. He was an evil man! That's the danger of religious zealots. Dangerous!!!

Interesting... When he was getting his portrait painted, he advised his painter to paint " warts and all ". He couldn't have liked falsehoods