9% done with A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

Like now, when we look at powerful institutions (government, church) we remember and focus on the scandals yet never mind at all the majority of boring people who are trying to do their best. We think of the medieval church as a gang on lecherous thugs squeezing money from filthy dirt farmers, yet the truth is far more complicated.

I like how their was a code of dress for fine clothing; a rich person’s uniform.