Anglo-Saxon clothing

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Main article: Anglo-Saxon England

Clothing by Time Period

Pre-Period

401-900

901-1066

Clothing by Type

Cloak

Tunic

Shoes

Pre and Post History

Many of the clothing styles from the early Saxons would also have been worn by Anglo-Saxons, though the styles may have shifted over time. Saxon clothing

Many Anglo-Saxon nobility fled to Scotland, Ireland and Scandinavia after the Norman conquest of England. Anglo-Saxon soldiers appear to have joined with the Byzantine Empire as mercenaries. Clothing styles from this point in England were considered Norman.

References

  1. British Costume: A Complete History of the Dress of the Inhabitants of the British Islands (1849) by James Robinson Planché
  2. History of British costume (1834) by James Robinson Planché
  3. A History of English Dress from the Saxon period to the present day, Vol 1 (1893) by Georgiana Hill
  4. A Complete View of the Dress and Habits of the People of England (1862) by Joseph Strutt & James Robinson Planché
  • Joseph Strutt's A Complete View of Dress and Habits of the People of England - Plates Only