Chapter 6, Costume and Ornaments

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National and Domestic History of England, Magna Charta, writen by W.H.S. Aubrey in 1869.

Book 2, Chapter 6, The End of the Ninth Century – Anglo Saxon Furniture

The dress of the Anglo Saxons was simple and uniform in its character, consisting of a shirt, generally of linen, of breeches, also commonly of linen, and of a tunic, either woollen or linen, fitting closely round the neck, and open halfway down the breast, and also at the sides, from the hip downwards, which descended to the knee, and was bound round the body with a girdle. The tunic was sometimes enriched by a border of ornaments, as of leaves, or some simple Read More >>>

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