British Sea Battles in the 1700s?

Answer "Rule Britannia, Britannia rule the waves. Britons never, never, never shall be slaves." These words from a popular song of the 18th century reflected how critical the sea battles of the time were.... Read More »

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Bonnets of the 1700s?

In the second half of the 1700s, the trend in women's hats started to shift towards the bonnet. This type of hat usually covered the head completely and was secured with ties underneath the chin. ... Read More »

How did they make bread in the 1700s?

In the 1700s, cooks baked bread in brick ovens. Cooks built a fire inside the brick oven to heat the walls. When the fire burned out, they swept out the ashes and placed the bread on the oven floor... Read More »

Was there a sales tax on slaves during the 1700s?

There was no sales tax on slaves during the 1700s. The sales tax did not exist until July 1, 1921 when West Virginia passed the first sales tax law. Other states soon followed suit.References:50 St... Read More »

What did women wear in the 1700s?

Clothing for women in the 1700s were typically hand sewn and made of wool or silk. The women wore a shift as an undergarment and stockings. They also wore stays and petticoats under their gowns. Fo... Read More »