Does the Beard Maketh the Man?

It was Shakespeare’s belief that beards and manliness go together like bread and butter. “He that hath no beard is less than a man,” he wrote. And having a beard meant that you had to behave like a man. Dr. Eleanor Rycroft is a Lecturer in Theatre at the University of Bristol and has been looking at the question of when did beards suddenly become important?

Does the Beard Maketh the Man?
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