were there many bald figures in the middle ages?
i'm a beginner medieval enthusiast from britain and i want to know in the middle ages what figures or characters were likely to have a bald description? would any type of Norman be bald? or saxon? an ancient Celt maybe? or who would?
- Elaine MLv 79 months agoFavourite answer
Cut hair so it fits under a helmet may be 'bald' but remember that the average age of a guy during those times generally topped out at age 35 - 40. Lifespans were much shorter.
- TinaLv 79 months ago
Anyone can go bald. Alopecia can be hereditary, while various diseases of the scalp, or just a high fever can cause hair loss. With little appropriate medication, and poor hygiene, diseases could easily be passed on, so baldness would not be that uncommon.
You could have a look through some medieval writings to see if there are references to baldness.
- 9 months ago
braveheart no hair lol !
- wobafettyLv 69 months ago
Back then even living long enough to go bald was a feat.