Bloody Bitch Hair

Do not dye her hair red and thereby presage for her the fires of hell.”

St. Jerome, on advice for raising daughters


In 1676 France, the princess de Soubise captured King Louis XIV’s eye. But, according to Eleanor Herman in Sex With Kings, “Though tall and beautiful, the princess suffered the misfortune of flaming red hair.”


Alas, red didn’t taint only a woman’s triangular private privy.

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