Monday, 11 February 2013

Elizabeth I's Bedspread

This bedspread was used by Elizabeth I when she visited Berkeley Castle in 1572. Allegedly she left several items there including the bedspread and a pair of gloves.

Elizabeth never visited Berkeley again - perhaps the reason for this was that she disliked the owner. Henry Berkeley was in the middle of legal feud with the Lisle family and involved the crown - obviously to Elizabeth's irritation.  

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