Half Capes

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In "Elizabeth 2: The Golden Age", what is the name of that half cape they wear?
 

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I didn't see the movie, so I can't really say. However, a pelisse is often worn on one shoulder only and could look like a half cape.
 
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Was it a fencing cape? Something like this?

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Strictly speaking a cape - a full length cape would be a cloak.

The Elizabethans had very strict rules on what kind of cloak you could wear for your rank, the difference between one trimmed with fox and wolf fur for instance.
I suppose the small ones were to let everyone know you were the 2nd son of an Earl (and had better get a good table) without melting in summer.

It also suggests that Elizabethan Maitre-d's had to be very good at mammal taxonomy!
 
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I meant something like this. (See attachment)

They seem to be "fencing capes".
 

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