Saturday Morning Beard Fact

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July 15, 2017

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When King James I acceded to the English throne in 1903 (uniting England and Scotland), men’s facial hair seems to have been rather better tamed then under the reign of Good Queen Bess. Perhaps the men of the royal court felt less threatened with a man at the helm and did not feel the need to show such overt displays of masculinity.

Moustaches, Whiskers & Beards by Lucinda Hawksley, National Portrait Gallery

 

 

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Perhaps the English king most famous for his beard was Charles I, who came to the throne in 1625. Images in the National Portrait Gallery’s Collection show him as a fresh-faced, clean-shaven young prince, while later portraits as a king … Continue reading

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