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July 6, 2010

Sleep We Have Lost: Pre-industrial Slumber in the British Isles
  • The second paragraph is the most direct to why I chose this page. I had read before of the "first sleep" and "second sleep" and the activities taken in-between. What is missing here is talk of knitting circles and other chore groups during this time. What is added is an interesting look at the rise of beds (in part literally) in and about paragraph 15. Sleep clothing (or lack is covered) as are pests and sleeping in paragraph 17 and elsewhere. This is just the sort of information that can make for a much more interesting historical account and give room for different kinds of horror scenarios that have a distinctly different feel than those of modern times. The dark rituals and shenanigans that were likely done during the in-between time, with none the wiser, make it worth it alone.
  • Tags: clothes, first sleep, history, implications, information, night, sleep, time period.

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