Chapter 11 – King’s Arms Inn

As he is beating the Mississauga warrior, Biscuit sings from The Good Subjects of Old England, sheet music published August 24, 1779.

The charivari was often called “rough music”.  Groups would congregate outside of the newlywed’s home and parade and make a terrible racket, expressing their disapproval of the match.  It was often a prelude to a tarring and feathering or running someone out of town on a rail.  A charivari movement called the Whitecappers that started in the late 1800s in the southern States and Midwest (Indiana) required members to wear white, woolen caps.