Historian Reacts to Weird History's History of Powdered Wigs (I like to suffer...



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Weird History is at it again, and this one was pretty painful to watch.

References:
https://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1664/03/14/ - show my head

https://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1663/11/02/ - first mention of perriwig

https://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1663/11/03/ - picks up and pays for his perriwig

https://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1663/11/04/ - he wears his perriwig out for the first time

http://wrap.warwick.ac.uk/66909/ - Emma Markiewicz's PhD

https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/full/10.1086/700576#xref_fn227 - this article does try to make the argument for syphilis, but their sources (a 1905 newspaper article) and the interpretation of other the sources is garbage (plocacosmos).

https://doi.org/10.1111/apaa.12091 - Another academic article that agrees with Kenna's and I’s interpretation of Pepys's "show his head" comment.

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