In 18th-century England, it was best to be wary of any hands that reached too close to your hair. They could belong to a wig snatcher…
Socialites had to be extra cautious of wig snatchers. Throughout England and Europe, finely powdered perukes, also called periwigs, were in vogue among royal courts and the upper class. The more ornate and towering your wig, the higher your social standing. The expensive and easily removable headpieces led to a series of wig thefts: surprisingly elaborate and creative robberies involving animals, long poles, and young boys hauled on the shoulders of impostor butchers. –The Elaborate Wig-Snatching Schemes of the 18th Century by Lauren Young

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write the story of an ingenious, low tech heist.

Journaling Prompt: Write about your feelings when something you cared about was taken.

Art Prompt: Wigs

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience about the history of wigs.

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