Incumbents. Monarch – Elizabeth I; Parliament – 8th of Queen Elizabeth I (starting 18 February, until 10 April 1593), 9th of Queen Elizabeth I (starting 24 October 1597, until 9 February 1598)
This fashion reached its peak of size and decoration in the 1540s before falling out of use by the 1590s. Suits of armor of the sixteenth century followed civilian fashion, and for a time, codpieces were a prominent addition to the best full suits. A few examples of full suits of armor with codpieces are on display in museums today.