The period in history between the 5th and 15th centuries is known as the medieval times. In the Western Europe it is also known as the Middle Ages. This age began with the fall of the Roman empire to the invading Germanic tribes. Western Europe was broken down to many kingdoms, and there was a collapse of the trade system and people began to turn to farming for a living. This led to the rise of feudalism in Europe. The beginning of the medieval ages started with the 'Dark Ages' as the learning culture of the ancient Greek and Roman civilization disappeared. This period ended with the onset of Renaissance.
During the medieval period, people wore loose linen and wool tunics. As the age