Westminster, Council of

1138. At this council, summoned by the austere Cluniac cardinal, Alberic, *sumptuary regulations for nuns were tightened. They were forbidden to wear any furs - *vair, *gris, *sable, *ermine - except pelisses, or pilches, which were plain unadorned lamb or goat skin or cloth so lined.

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