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The Medieval fashion and dress of the Middle Ages was dominated and highly influenced by the Kings and Queens of the era.
We cannot converse with early man and only rarely can we read what he or she had to say about him- or herself, for so much 'so-called' early literature was in fact written down many centuries after the event, an echo of an oral tradition.How we choose to infer from evidence will depend on the overarching view we hold about the way societies developed. The first, we might call the ecological view, says that people adapt rationally by coming up with similar solutions and responses when they find themselves facing similar environmental situations, implying maybe that the human mind is 'hard-wired' to think in particular ways.The second, a form of cultural relativism, says that the human mind is capable of a wide range of different responses, and that each society develops in a distinct, idiosyncratic way according to the accidents of a particular cultural and historical tradition.Historically, hallmarks were applied by a trusted party: the 'guardians of the craft' or more recently by an assay office.Hallmarks are a guarantee of certain purity or fineness of the metal, as determined by official metal (assay) testing.
To be a true hallmark, it must be the guarantee of an independent body or authority that the contents are as marked.