400-year-old bed slept in by 15 generations oldest in the UK

Pippa

Pippa

2015-07-06 12:31:49

The antique four-poster with its ornate carved headboard has been providing a good night's rest for residents of the Berkeley Castle estate in Gloucestershire since 1608. Furniture historians say the style of the bed posts date them to the period 1560-1640. They believe the royal arms in the middle of the headboard are those of the Stuart monarchy, dating the bed more specifically to the period after the accession of James I in 1603.
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