It has often been said that Queen Elizabeth became bald at the age of thirty, but in fact there are references to the Queen having her own hair well into her sixties! In the 1580's she gave a lock of her greying hair to Sir Philip Sidney (which is still on display in Wilton House, Wiltshire) and only a few years before she died, Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, burst into her bedchamber without her permission and saw the Queen with "her hair all about her ears"!



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