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The only real changes here have to do with maille. At Hastings, some Norman knights had hose of maille. By the time of the first Crusade in 1096, maille coats extend to the wrist and fall to the knee. After the Crusade, maille mittens were worn.

Helms are still conical nasal types. By 1150, however, a new helm appears: the kettle hat. This style would last until the First World War and beyond, as a Civilian Defense Helm. The kettle hat was simply a round or conically topped hat with a brim attached.

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