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medieval window coverings

It's medieval England, late twelfth century. We are at the manor house of a noble, which is timbered and two-storied (it's the canon I have to work with). It's winter--what's going on with the windows? I assume there are shutters over the windows but that they wouldn't keep the shutters closed during the day in order to have more light. If this is true, what sort of covering, if any, would they have over the windows?

I'm abroad and don't really have access to a) libraries that would have helpful information or b) libraries that would have helpful information in a language I can read. Online I've found lots of information about castles and stained-glass windows, but nothing more modest.
Tags: ~architecture, ~middle ages
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