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Tudor Miner's Coat

This coat was found during open cast coal mining in Coleorton in 1988. The coat had been left in mine workings dating from the late 15th or early 16th century, around the beginning of the Tudor period. The coat is one of the earliest survivals of working class clothing in Britain. It is made of woven wool that has evidence of yellow and blue dye. The wear patterns show that it was worn by a miner,…