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World Beard Day focus on beards with impact from William Morris to Michael Rosen

In Uncategorized on September 5, 2020 by kmflett

Beard Liberation Front

5th September

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World Beard Day focus on beards with impact from William Morris to Michael Rosen

The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has marked World Beard Day on 5th September by focusing on beards that have made an impact past and present.

These include William Morris (1834-1896) and Michael Rosen (1946-)

The campaigners say that Morris is rightly celebrated for his influence in the worlds of art and design and for his socialist politics and writings but the legacy of his iconic beard has been largely ignored.

Morris was well known for having a fiery temper and huge appetite for work and activism. On his death in 1896 at the age of 62 his physician suggested that the main cause was ‘simply being William Morris’.

Michael Rosen is one of the most well known beard wearers of the twenty-first century, an author, broadcaster and Arsenal fan. His beard has been and remains highly influential.

BLF Organiser Keith Flett said, William Morris and Michael Rosen, great beards of past and present, are a reminder on World Beard Day, that while it is not a universal truth, beard power can change the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One Response to “World Beard Day focus on beards with impact from William Morris to Michael Rosen”

  1. […] here for a celebratory blog post by Beard Liberation Front Organiser, Keith […]

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