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The Flemish-born artist Anthony Van Dyck became famous in England as King Charles I’s court painter. Not only did his career manage to thrive despite the execution of his patron, but the artist’s own appearance changed the way British men … Continue reading

Saturday Morning Beard Fact



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

Saturday Morning Beard Fact



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 … Continue reading

Saturday Morning Beard Fact



In the first year of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I it was ordered ‘that no fellow of the house should wear a beard of above a fortnight’s growth under the penalty of loss of commons (food), and, in the … Continue reading

Saturday Morning Beard Fact



Despite having a bearded father, the son and heir of Henry VIII persecuted those with beards, perhaps because he was yet too young to grow one himself. Moustaches, Whiskers & Beards by Lucinda Hawksley, National Portrait Gallery     Save

Saturday Morning Beard Fact



John Partridge, an apothecary, published a book called The Widdowes Treasures in 1595. It includes a recipe “To make the haire of the bearde grow’ (alongside a recipe for quince marmalade). Take cane rootes, Briony roots, Bertes, Radish, flower of … Continue reading

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Summer Beard Break

Summer Beard Break



Beardrevered is taking a break from all things hairy until Monday 4th September – posts will resume from this date. Social Media will be switched on however, so feel free to stay in touch over on  Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram … Continue reading

Saturday Morning Beard Fact



The Flemish-born artist Anthony Van Dyck became famous in England as King Charles I’s court painter. Not only did his career manage to thrive despite the execution of his patron, but the artist’s own appearance changed the way British men … Continue reading

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