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Privates on parade: the brief wondrous life of the codpiece

16th century

Privates on parade: the brief wondrous life of the codpiece

The Telegraph - By Michael Glover

From coy to curly-wurly, for a fleeting moment the codpiece was inescapable, in life and in art The codpiece was invented in the Middle Ages as a rather visually un-arousing object of utility meant to deal with an embarrassing absence close to the midpoint of that poor, forked creature: man. A mere …

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