What Were The Sumptuary Laws?

The sumptuary laws refer to a set of laws that are prevailed in French society from 1294 to 1789. The people of France were expected to follow the sumptuary laws strictly and these rules tried to regulate the lifestyles of the lower classes by controlling:

  • Hunting game in certain areas.
  • Consuming certain foods and beverages.
  • Preventing them from wearing certain clothes.
  • Regulating the amount and type of clothes they bought.

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