Sunday, 15 April 2012

King Size Bed

In praise of the restorative effects of sleep. The Great Bed of Ware, made in c1590, returned to its Hertfordshire home from the V & A. Once slept in by 26 butchers and their wives for a bet, it started life in a Southwark Tudor pub and gets a mention in Twelvth Night; " many lies as will lie in thy sheet of paper, although the sheet were big enough for the Bed of Ware.."

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