Lucinda Hawksley

Saturday Morning Beard Fact



By the time the Crimean War came to an end in 1856, the face of British men had changed irrevocably. As the regiments of heavily bearded men began to be sent home, the beard became recognised as the sign of … Continue reading

Saturday Morning Beard Fact



The Crimean War marked the beginning of the most prolific age of facial hair that Britain had seen for centuries.The War, which began for Britain in 1854, was fought in a climate that was often bitterly cold, meaning that many … Continue reading

Saturday Morning Beard Fact



One artist who documented the changing ideals of facial hair throughout the 1850s was Stephen Pearce. Those who sat for his painting The Arctic Council Planning a Search for John Franklin display only a few whiskers and neck beards, but … Continue reading

Saturday Morning Beard Fact



By the time of his unexpectedly early death in 1870 the size and quality of Charles Dickens’s beard had been well and truly overtaken by those of many of his contemporaries. An unwitting pogonotrophical feud would resurface in the twenty-first … Continue reading

Saturday Morning Beard Fact



In addition to writing novels, Charles Dickens maintained a career as a journalist and magazine editor. In 1853 he commissioned an article entitled “Why Shave?’ for his periodical Household Words. It was written by the magazine’s editor William Henry Wills, … Continue reading

Saturday Morning Beard Fact



‘And people did say … that when he began to have whiskers he left off having brains.’ Charles Dickens, Dombey and Son, 1848 Moustaches, Whiskers & Beards by Lucinda Hawksley, National Portrait Gallery     Save

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Father’s Day Tees

Father’s Day Tees

Not really beard-related but thought I’d share these Father and son matching tees on Etsy UK – just because..

Balls and Beard

Sometimes it’s just the simple things – I like this for Mother’s Day on 22nd March. Take it as you will..

Snowmelt beard butter

So buttery, you just might mistake it for the real thing! This Snowmelt beard butter by Rugged Smuggler on Etsy UK will moisturize and condition your beard like no other. Packed with organic shea butter, organic mango butter, organic coconut … Continue reading

Wood you be mine?

Could this be any more perfect? Maybe as a proposal statement? An instant download measuring 5′ x 7′ although other sizes are available for a small fee. Wood You Be Mine Digital Art Print on Etsy UK Wood You Be … Continue reading

Talk is Cheap

I missed Valentine’s Day with this one but that shouldn’t stop you sending this Talk is cheap card on Etsy UK – it says it all really! Talk is cheap card on Etsy UK

You’re my favourite beard

I’ve been enjoying scrolling through all the fabulous cards for all you beardy love birds out there. These two are particulary good.

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