Why Do Men Traditionally Wear Beards in the Navy?
By Sandra Lawrence, Jan 5 2016 09:00AM
Just one of the odd questions I'm answering in this month's History Revealed. For the record beards aren't actually very traditional, they only became permissable in the 19th Century, when Queen Victoria, who liked beards but hated moustaches approved a rather strange look of hairy chin, smooth top lip.
I also talk about witch pricking and the play Abraham Lincoln was watching when he was shot...