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Medieval clothing and clothiers with John S. Lee

Clothing is a vital part of both our identities and our economies. So, how was cloth made and distributed in the Middle Ages? This week, Danièle speaks with John S. Lee about medieval cloth-making, and the role of the medieval clothier.

Dr. John S. Lee earned his PhD at the University of Cambridge. He now teaches medieval and local history for the Centre for Lifelong Learning at the University of York. Click here to view his university page or follow him on


John’s book, The Medieval Clothier, was published by the Boydell Press in 2018. Click here to see it on the publisher’s website or buy it on

See also John’s article Working in the Middle Ages: The Medieval Clothier

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Top Image: British Library MS Royal 10 E IV   f. 147v