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Re-creating what my early medieval peasant characters wore is the result of guesswork. Primary sources from this era were much more concerned with politics and religion than the daily life of their contemporaries.

We can make inferences such as peasants using wool and linen they helped produce, and we have a few clues such as a poem by Theodulf, the bishop of Orleans.

Visit Unusual Historicals for more about what commoners might have worn.

9th century Carolingian manuscript

Daily life as depicted in a 9th century Carolingian manuscript (public domain image via Wikimedia Commons)

 

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