56778Re: Elizabethan era bedding
- Jan 4, 2008I know Sarah can and will elucidate further on the subject of quilted
bedding, since it's one of her areas of expertise, but I'm going to
jump in here, anyway. In Henry VIII's time, *cotton* was rather
expensive. Any common man might have wool bedding to warm his
slumbers. Wool was produced in England and in many countries, but in
England cotton had to be imported, I believe.
And Henry doesn't seem to have been a man to be balked when it came to
his personal comfort, pleasure, or splendor.
Yseult the Gentle
--- In Authentic_SCA@yahoogroups.com, "Labhaoise O'Beachain"
> I supposed silk filled quilts would be too expensive for even a King in
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