The Sleeping Patterns of Medieval Monarchs, Deconstructable Beds Created for Monarchs, the Reason English King Henry VIII Slept With Fur, Servants Checking for Assassination Attempts Daily, the Etymology of “Friar”, the Most Intimate and Powerful Position to Hold For a Servant of a Monarch, Benefits for the Groom of the Stool, Apartments Within Castles for Monarchs, the Official and Paid Position of Being a Mistress, the Enormous Expense of English Queen Anne’s Bed, the 17th Century Prestige of Having a Bed, the Place English Queen Victoria Died, the Shifting Symbology of the Royal Bedchamber, and Victoria Changing the Narrative of the Royal Bed Chamber

During the Medieval period, royal monarchs only slept together to conjugate, retiring to their own sleeping quarters each night to sleep separately. Beds were designed to be easily deconstructed and reconstructed as kings often moved from castle to castle and their beds needed to follow along. The famous, or perhaps infamous Boleyn family originate from Kent, England. Henry VIII slept with a piece of fur as fleas were a common occurrence in all Medieval beds. It was thought that sleeping with fu...

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