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why did the puritans were wigs

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Topaz2308 answers:

Puritans didn't wear wigs, false teeth or makeup as they felt is was a violation of Gods will and being called Puritans.

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http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=EzvHvEDPosQC&pg=PA348&lpg=PA348&d...


Supplement from 02/07/2009 12:16am:

Hence being called Puritans that should read.


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P-Kasso answers:

Topaz is right.

It was the Cavaliers (or Royalists as they are also known) who wore wigs. Purely as a macho thing and also, in those pre Wash'n'Go days, because personal hygiene wasn't what it is now.

For balding cavaliers, wigs were as much a vanity thing as they are now.

This pic is of King Charles ii doing his famous Elton John impersonation.

You can find out more on the Royalists on...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_II_of_England

or go into Wikipedia and key in Cavalier.


Supplement from 02/07/2009 12:02pm:

PS The Royalists were the political opponents of the Puritans and vice versa.


Supplement from 02/07/2009 12:05pm:

PPS Apart from vanity, wearing a wig (which were enormously expensive then) was also a clear sign of superior status and affluence. The then equivalent of wearing a £20,000 Rolex.


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