Friday, June 15, 2007

I don't know if these are all true..

But I know that some of them are. In any case, these are quite fun to read :)

for example :

There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house.. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection. That's how canopy beds came into existence.

1 comment:

miika said...

Well, two are definitely wrong, the one about the threshold and the one about upper crust. The threshold is a piece of wood that goes across the barn door that holds the threshed (thrashed?) grain in while allowing wind to blow the empty straw out of the door and out of the way.
And bread was used instead of plates, the upper bit of it being eaten and the rest serving as something to hold your stew/meat/vegetables. These lower crusts (soaked with gravy) would then be given to the beggars and peasants after the meal. Or so they told us at the Tower of London :-)