When did men start shaving?

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When did the tradition of shaving off beards start and why did it come about?

Question

When did the tradition of shaving off beards start and why did it come about?

Keith, East Finchley

Answer

Name: Pat, Godalming

Qualification: Listening to the radio

Answer: The warrior class of the Romans had to be clean shaven so they couldn’t be grabbed in battle and that spread throughout the world.  

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