The long voluminous cloaks of the Middle Ages are shown throughout the tapestry to denote those of high rank. It is very similar in appearance to the short cloak. Although no attached hoods (cucullus) are depicted, a cloak known as a 'Capa' was in general use at this time. William's royal cloak which he conferred on Battle Abbey was clearly of great value, worked with gold and adorned with the most precious gems.
History of clothing and textiles
English medieval clothing
Early medieval European dress
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