Oldest known image of fingerloop braiding, finger-held loop-manipulation braiding, circa 1320, Constance, Germany

Which braids on this site are historically accurate?

An all-history post: Which braids belong to which era? Which ones are ‘made up’? What’s the diff between the 17th Century braids and the 15th Century braids? What about earlier braids? How do you know a braid was ‘period’ if it’s not in the manuscripts? What manuscripts? What about non- European braids? Why do the braids have different names on different sites? (oops maybe I didn’t answer that one!)