On December 30, 1887, the home secretary of Queen Victoria of England received a petition from over 1,000,000 women that asked that public houses be closed on Sundays. And when those 1,000,000 women said public houses, they meant pubs, where their husbands would go every Sunday after church to have a refreshing beer. They said it was good enough for Wales, which had passed a Sunday Closing Act in 1881. England and Scotland said, well, if it’s good enough for the Welsh, we definitely don’t want it, and pubs remained opened on Sunday.
The Twisted Historian also received a petition asking that he refrain from making Welsh jokes, but it only had a single signature. Share this post to cast your vote for or against this petition.