Hemps popularity grew in the 17th century, arguably its biggest period of expansion within the UK. At the turn of the 17th century hemp was a key material used by the British Navy for sails, ropes, rigging and clothes. This stayed true until the introduction of engine propelled war and trade ships.
From < https://biosante.co.uk/history-of-hemp-in-the-uk-the-uks-history/>
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