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A little article on the history of the codpiece…

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… I wrote for a newspaper this week.  Hope you enjoy! ‘There is no hidden codpiece memo.’ So says Colin Callendar, executive producer of the upcoming BBC Two drama series Wolf Hall, denying claims that the size of his stars’ codpieces were reduced beyond the point of historical accuracy to avoid offending or baffling an American audience. Actor Damian Lewis did

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Codpieces at the Museum of London

Today the gang (Historic Royal Palaces curators) and I went to the Museum of London to visit the costume collection stores (fourth picture down).  (Our old colleague Beatrice Behlen, formerly of Kensington Palace, is now their curator.) We saw the shirt that Charles I wore to his execution, with stains of (possibly) his blood.  But

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