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Melrose Abbey was founded in 1136 by Cistercian monks at the request of David I . Robert the Bruce’s embalmed heart is buried at Melrose. The east end of Melrose Abbey was completed in 1146, with further buildings being added over the next 50 years. King Edward I, ‘the Hammer of the Scots’ attacked Melrose Abbey in 1300 and 1307.
When the Medieval Time Period (Middle Ages) began, Roman togas were replaced by Germanic clothing. Medieval Clothing was designed to symbolize class, status and wealth. A peasant wore a blouse. The poor wore clothes made of wool, leather or tow cloth which was made of flax fibers. The rich wore a fur lined jacket under a tunic which was topped with a cloak. Silks, velvets in a variety of colors were only available to those who could afford their price.
Medieval Period This section is dedicated to the Medieval Period which dates from 1066 - 1485. Interest in Middle Ages Castles naturally progresses to the people who lived in and around them! People of the Medieval Period!