Medieval Europe 814-1450: Fashion - Research Article from Arts and Humanities Through the Eras

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Important Events in Fashion

800 Charlemagne is crowned emperor of a realm that includes much of modern France, Germany, and Italy, creating the social structures necessary for the development of a system of fashion.
c. 808 Emperor Charlemagne decrees the first medieval sumptuary law to regulate the price of clothing.
1066 The Anglo-Saxons are defeated by the Normans at the Battle of Hastings. William the Conqueror, duke of Normandy, now king of England, introduces Norman dress to the English court.
1095 The First Crusade begins, and French warriors travel to Constantinople (the capital of the Christian Byzantine Empire—modern Istanbul, Turkey) to stage a battle for control of the Holy Land, then under Muslim rule. Returning crusaders will popularize Eastern silks in Europe and initiate Byzantine influence in costume.
c. 1100 "Courtly dress" is first described in literature and public records.
1100 The reign of Henry I of England begins, ushering...

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