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Beard campaigners pay tribute to William Morris b24.3.1834

In Uncategorized on March 24, 2017 by kmflett

The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has paid tribute to William Morris, the great Victorian beard wearer, who was born on 24th March 1834.

Morris has been called on twitter the ‘god father of East End hipsters’ but the BLF says Morris was more complex than this suggests.

He grew his beard in 1856 and kept it for the last 40 years of his life. It was as much a part of the man as his fiery temper, socialist politics and love of ancient buildings.

BLF organiser Keith Flett said, when he died in 1896 his doctor said he died simply of being William Morris and his beard was an integral part of that

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