#118814. Asked by star_gazer. (Nov 18 10 4:47 PM)
In medieval Europe, blue dyes were rare and expensive, so only the most wealthy or the aristocracy could afford to wear them. (The working class wore mainly green and brown.) Because of this (and also because Tyrian purple had gone out of use in western Europe after the collapse of the Western Roman Empire in AD 476), Europeans' idea of purple shifted towards this more bluish purple known as royal purple because of its similarity to the royal blue worn by the aristocracy. This was the shade of purple worn by kings in medieval Europe.
I just love this 1985 movie and could not believe
there was not a single quiz about this film. If you have watched it as much as I have these questions should be easy. Otherwise, you may have to see it again!
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