Facial hair through the ages (Tudor and Stuart styles)

November 1st –  To mark the beginning of ‘Movember’, here’s a look at some of the facial hair styles adopted by the Tudors and Stuarts, ranging from “boyish” to “strictly no-nonsense”, by way of the peculiarly popular “rakish”.

Top row, left to right: Christopher Marlowe; “The Laughing Cavalier”; Francis Drake.

Middle  row, left to right: William Shakespeare; James I; James I’s “favourite” George Villiers, the First Duke of Buckingham.

Bottom row: Henry VIII; William Cecil, Lord Burghley; Thomas Cranmer.

Facial hair through the ages

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