BEARD FACTS

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

Saturday Morning Beard Fact



If rumour can be believed, 1535 was not a good year for beards, as it has claimed that the bearded and moustachioed King Henry VIII introduced a tax on them. Henry himself vacillated between wearing a beard and shaving it … Continue reading

Saturday Morning Beard Fact



One of the first anti-beard laws was introduced in France in 1535. The Edict of the Beards, as it has become known, forbade any bearded man from entering the law courts. This meant that anyone, even the victims of crime … Continue reading

Saturday Morning Beard Fact



During the Crusades – the battles Christians waged against Saracen Muslims to regain the Holy Land – Baldwin II, King of Jerusalem was famous for his beard and known sometimes as Bearded Baldwin or Baldwin the Beard. He famously extorted … Continue reading

Saturday Morning Beard Fact



‘The cutting of the hair of the beard, which is said to be nourished by the superfluous humours of the stomach, denotes that we ought to cut away the vices and sins which are a superfluous growth in us. Hence … Continue reading

Saturday Morning Beard Fact



Throughout history, wearing facial hair or choosing to be clean-shaven has often been symbolic of a generational difference. In the ancient world, older men equated beards with sagacity, but as the fashion for shaving grew more widespread, younger men began … Continue reading

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Beard and Tattoo Dolls

Beard and Tattoo Dolls



Check out these handsize selfie and novelty Beard and Tattoo art dolls created from felt by Whisper of the Pipit on Etsy UK. I also added the Prince doll –  just because….. Whisper of the Pipit on Etsy UK Whisper … Continue reading

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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