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costumes of the Byzantine empire

The Franks: first known group if Germanic tribes that roamed the land between the lower & middle rhine in the century AD & people of Gaul who merged with the GalloRoman population during succeeding centuries

Mound 1 excavated, showing imprint of burial ship, Sutton Hoo, 1939.                                                                                                                                                      More

AD 700 – Sutton Hoo is an Anglo Saxon burial site, possibly of a king of East Anglia, Rædwald. No body was found and some people believe that the burial ship was a cenotaph others believe that the acidic soil destroyed any remains.

Kingston Down brooch, Anglo-Saxon, early seventh-century. The ‘step’ pattern recalls the centre of the St Mark carpet page in the Lindisfarne Gospels.

Kingston Down belt brooch, Anglo-Saxon, early seventh-century. The ‘step’ pattern recalls the centre of the St Mark carpet page in the Lindisfarne Gospels.

Plate 56. Middle Ages: 1400, French: Men & Women of Rank. "Costumes of All Nations" (1882) by Albert Kretschmer & Carl Rohrbach

Plate 56. Middle Ages: 1400, French: Men & Women of Rank. "Costumes of All Nations" (1882) by Albert Kretschmer & Carl Rohrbach

The clothes of the Byzantine became a luxurious, rigid dress, which covered the body and veiled it’s forms. The ruling layer of the society liked silk materials and brocade, which were richly embroidered with precious metals and pearls.

clothes of the Byzantine Thebecame a luxurious, rigid dress, which covered the body and veiled it’s forms. The ruling layer of the society liked silk materials and brocade, which were richly embroidered with precious metals and pearls.

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Typical Anglo-Saxon Burh, a type of fortification that developed to protect towns from other Germanic invaders such as vikings.

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