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|Red caps of the French Revolution?
Written by Joanmarie
(8/25/2004 9:19 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Henry the 8th, penned by Carolyn
They wore them in 1789...
"The first Phrygian caps appeared on the heads of the French people a few months after the storming of the Bastille. They were made out of red woolen cloth and went with the striped clothes of the most fervent revolutionaries, the sans-culottes. Wearing the red cap was a way of publicly displaying one's patriotism."
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