Portrait by Francesco Terzio of Hapsburg Archduke Ferdinand II, 1557

Apparently he opted for the small codpiece.

3 thoughts on “Portrait by Francesco Terzio of Hapsburg Archduke Ferdinand II, 1557

  1. Modesty regarding cod pieces was not of interest to Henry VIII. Look at his ceremonial armour at the Tower of London!

      • It was rumoured that Edward Vlll was rather “small” and that Wallace Simpson was the only woman who could satisfy him.

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