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How Saxons dressed in the Dark Ages

This is what you might have seen an ordinary Saxon farmer and his wife wearing if you lived in Britain in the 5th & 6th centuries. Children wore simpler outfits. But How do we know?

long hair

blouse with long or short sleeves

brooches fasten
dress together

glass beads over woollen dress. Metal clasps at wrists

tools hanging from leather belt




leather shoes

floppy hat

long hair &
long moustache

woollen tunic



knife and pouch hanging from leather belt


baggy breeches wound round with 'bandages'

leather shoes

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