Medieval History: What Did They Wear?

During the Middle Ages the peasants of Europe wore hooded tunics made of rough, coarse fabrics of cotton or wool, especially common was a gray wool. But the upper classes wore robes of velvet or brightly colored silks, brocades and wool-silk weaves adorned with jewels. Only a king would be cavalier about his clothes, most of the medieval upper classes hung on to their clothes for years and years, handing them down to their children. The weavers and designers formed guilds where the quality was strictly adhered to.

Suellen Ocean is the author of the historical series, The Lion’s Trace Available here:

The Lies of the Lion (Book 1)

The Guild (Book 2)

The Last Quadroon (Book 3)

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Suellen Ocean

With a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sonoma State University, Suellen Ocean does her writing from the hills of Northern California. She began writing professionally for print and radio broadcasting in the late 1980's. Her first self-published book led to her becoming "officially" published, when in 1998 she was asked to participate in the anthology, "The Simple Life" through Berkley Books, New York. She is the author of sixteen books on diverse subjects.

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