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In the early decades of the 19th century, a man with a clean shaven face was the norm. 00:52
Up until the Victorian era, beards on men were seen as symbols of physical and cultural unconventionality. 02:32
According to Elizabethan legend, there were people who would calibrate the strength of villains by looking at the length of their beards. 07:10