Beds and Bedding c. 1350-1600

Beds and BeddingPresented by Pat Poppy

This is a very general look at beds and bedding across the later medieval period. Much of it will focus on information that has been gathered from wills and from late 16th century probate inventories. It will look first at the bedstead itself, and then at all the layers of textiles that go to make a “bed performed.” That is a bed with everything that is related to it: bed mats, mattresses, bolsters and pillows sheets and pillowcases, blankets, coverlets, rugs and quilts, curtains, testers, valances and ceilings.

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