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Lancaster (1430-1460) Heart-shaped headdresses were made by goldsmiths using rich fabrics and a gold mesh. Turban headdresses which were popular throughout the 15th century. Influence was Turkish, made of wire mesh and fabric.

The Black Death, 1348 - Coming out of the East, the Black Death reached the shores of Italy in the spring of 1348 unleashing a rampage of death across Europe unprecedented in recorded history. By the time the epidemic played itself out three years later, anywhere between 25% and 50% of Europe's population had fallen victim to the pestilence.