Black Wool Felt Hat, reputed to have belonged to Oliver Cromwell

Wool Felt | 22.0 x 59.0 x 59.0cm | c. 1653

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This large circular black felt hat is a rare survival from the 17th century. It has been passed down through Cromwell’s family as having belonged to him; family tradition has it that he wore this hat at the dissolution of the Rump Parliament in 1653....
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