Time To Wake Up.. Medieval Style!

Barbara Gaskell

All right—take a deep breath and open your eyes. I have bad news for you. You have woken up 500 years into the past, and it is now the year 1480. Don’t faint—this is going to be fun. But it’s not going to be easy.
First, stay exactly where you are and enjoy that comfy, warm bed. Hopefully, your servants changed and plumped up the mattress before you got into it last night, because it’s a feather mattress, and can get both lumpy and damp after just one night’s use. But, did your maid put a hot brick down between the sheets yesterday evening? In that case, you are as comfy as you’re likely to be all day. I’m assuming that you’re living in a reasonably well-off household and you are not drastically poor. If you were then your mattress would be simple straw. We’ll keep to the middle-class style here, neither poor nor really rich. Consider yourself reborn as average; nothing special, just average.

Read the entire article in the April 2016 issue of InD'Tale magazine.

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