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Costume gallery

Clothes from the Middle Ages

A couple wearing plain clothes

The typically plain clothes of ordinary people of the middle ages

a king wearing colourful clothes

The typically colourful costume of a king of the middle ages

a wealthy woman wearing a blue dress

The dress of a wealthy woman of the middle ages

The Middle Ages (350AD - 1450AD), sometimes called Mediaeval times, refers to the period of history in Europe from the 11th to the 13th centuries.

In this period most people wore undergarments made of linen, and outer garments of heavy wool, in natural colours. Only the wealthy could afford brighter colours such as red.

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