Whiskers & Beards

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

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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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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