"A plume composed of feathers arranged in imitation of the feathers on the head of the heron, and worn on helmets or by ladies as a part of their head-dress, etc."-Whitney, 1902

Aigret

"A plume composed of feathers arranged in imitation of the feathers on the head of the heron, and worn…

"Examples of Greek Head-dresses (Ampyxes)."-Whitney, 1902

Ampyx

"Examples of Greek Head-dresses (Ampyxes)."-Whitney, 1902

"Asp, as an Egyptian royal symbol.- Seti I., father of Rameses II."-Whitney, 1902

Asp

"Asp, as an Egyptian royal symbol.- Seti I., father of Rameses II."-Whitney, 1902

The royal crown of Lady Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond.

Crown of Lady Margaret Beaufort

The royal crown of Lady Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond.

The illustration of a lady from the Burgess family. This shows how women of nobility would dress during the fourteenth century. The Lady Burgess is wearing a crown like head piece with cloth covering the head.

Lady of Burgess Family

The illustration of a lady from the Burgess family. This shows how women of nobility would dress during…

A covering for the head, especially one with a shaped crown and brim.

Dress Cap

A covering for the head, especially one with a shaped crown and brim.

The ceremonial mitre of the Archbishop Cranley, 1407.

Mitre of Archbishop Cranley

The ceremonial mitre of the Archbishop Cranley, 1407.

A royal crown.

Royal Crown

A royal crown.

The traditional mitre of Bishop Goodryke.

Mitre of Bishop Goodryke

The traditional mitre of Bishop Goodryke.

The traditional mitre of Archbishop Harnsett.

Mitre of Archbishop Harnsett

The traditional mitre of Archbishop Harnsett.

Headdress that protects the head from bad weather; has shaped crown and usually a brim

General Costume Hat

Headdress that protects the head from bad weather; has shaped crown and usually a brim

"Headdress of the Vizier" — Morey, 1903

Headdress

"Headdress of the Vizier" — Morey, 1903

Egyptian headdress.

Headdress

Egyptian headdress.

This illustration shows an ornamental headdress worn by a horse.

Horse Headwear

This illustration shows an ornamental headdress worn by a horse.

An example of a modern archbishop's mitre.

An Archbishop's Mitre

An example of a modern archbishop's mitre.

A church monument of a woman in Wantage during the fourteenth century. She is wearing a dress, cape, and a hair dress common during the period.

Wantage Church Monument

A church monument of a woman in Wantage during the fourteenth century. She is wearing a dress, cape,…

"One of the many caricatures of the extravagant fashions in headdress of both sexes during the eighteenth century."—Webster, 1920

Ridiculous Taste, or the Ladies' Absurdity

"One of the many caricatures of the extravagant fashions in headdress of both sexes during the eighteenth…