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Henry VIII's suit of armour

Henry VIII's suit of armour

Tower of London

OK, so this exhibit is very popular with envious teen-age boys because the cod piece is an XXXXXXL. There are a couple of theories as to why Henry VIII needed that extra-roomy spot in his trousers. One is that opposing soliders found it intimidating on that battle field. The other is that Henry VIII had syphillis and that part of his body hurt like heck if anything got too close.

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