As some of you know, I have been studying the history of several different issues. This next question is not intended to challenge anyones position or to debate what the Bible says. I am seeking historical facts only and would appreciate if we could leave it at that. According to several commentaries we have read, it has been said, that the reason Paul addressed the issue of head covering is because there was a movement in the Corinthian church for the women to uncover their head as a sign of independence. (I am not wanting to debate this!) What I would like to know, is through various cultures, it is the appropriate attire for women to cover their head; has this ever been practiced by the Baptist or have the Baptists always adapted to society? If this wasn't a Baptist practice, then when did the women of society quit covering their head as a whole? I know at some point in time, it was proper for the women to go to church with their Sunday bonnets on, was this do to fashion or belief?