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The middle classes tried to copy the upper-class clothes. The lower classes wore clothing of coarse linen or New farming techniques introduced in the wool in their natural colors since dye was Renaissance resulted in more crops. This expensive. Women wore long skirts and painting shows farmers in about 1515 mowing bodices. Men wore buttoned jackets and wheat and tying it into sheaves to dry. knee-length pants. Sumptuary Laws Most people began wearing underwear by the 1400s. Upper-class women were During the Renaissance sumptuary also wearing corsets, undergarments that laws prohibited people from showing more wealth than suited their social went from the hips to just below the class.

In the south they drank local wine. Both of these drinks Once clocks kept track of the hours, the workday were safer to drink than could be measured and the water, which was often people could make contaminated and could cause serious illness. appointments and schedule meetings. When portable clocks and pocket watches Smaller clocks, like this one were invented during the made in 1589, could be kept 1500s, people no longer at home, allowing people to had to rely on hearing the keep better track of the hours chimes to know the time.

Improvements in metal strength and cannons. Further innovations brought firearm design resulted in better firearms new weapons, which meant defenses later in the Renaissance. needed to change to keep up. Cannons, used in Europe since the 1200s, New Weapons were improved. The lighter, more powerful Religious differences and struggles over weapons could be mounted on ship decks, territory kept wars brewing throughout most along castle battlements, or mounted on of the Renaissance. Gunpowder had arrived wheels and dragged onto the battlefield.

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