What Did Knights Wear During the Middle Ages?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 11, 2020 11:01:20 AM ET
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In the Middle Ages, or Medieval Times, knights wore suits of armor with under clothing designed to protect the knight from the weight and chafing of the armor. When not engaging in battle, knights wore woolen tights with a linen shirt, linen underpants, a codpiece, a belted tunic, a cape and closed-toe shoes.