Daily Archives: August 14, 2011

Coffee quote of the week.

On December 23, 1675, King Charles II of England stated in a Proclamation For the Suppression of Coffee Houses, “Whereas it is most apparent that the multitude of Coffee Houses of late years set up and kept within this Kingdom…and the great resort of idle and disaffected persons to them, have produced very much of their time, which might and probably would be employed in and about their Lawful Calling and Affairs; but also for that in such houses…divers, false, malitious, and scandalous reports are devised and spread abroad to the Defamation of His Majesty’s Government, and to the disturbance of the Peace and Quiet of the Realm; his Majesty hath though it fit and necessary, that the said Coffee Houses be (for the Future) put down and suppressed.

Note: Due to widespread citizen protests, this rule was revoked on January 8, 1676.

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