“Duckies” was a medieval slang term in English used to describe a woman’s breasts. Henry VIII used “duckies” in his letters to Anne Boleyn.

“Duckies” was a medieval slang term in English used to describe a woman’s breasts. Henry VIII used “duckies” in his letters to Anne Boleyn.

In these letters, Henry VIII made a mention that he could not wait to rest his head upon her fine fine “duckies”.

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A painting of Henry VIII
Henry VIII

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