Bedding ‘Down’ in Early Modern England

Bedding ‘Down’ in Early Modern England

Sleeping Well About Connect People Partners Our research Events Resources Blog In the next instalment of our mini-series ‘Materials of Sleep’, Dr Holly Fletcher explores the role of plant ‘down’ in the bedding materials of early modern England and early...
Materials of Sleep: Flax and Hemp

Materials of Sleep: Flax and Hemp

Sleeping Well About Connect People Partners Our research Events Resources Blog In this latest instalment of our mini-series ‘Materials of Sleep’, Professor Sasha Handley explores the importance of hemp and flax in the production of bedding materials in early modern...
Materials of Sleep: Lime

Materials of Sleep: Lime

Sleeping Well About Connect People Partners Our research Events Resources Blog In this fourth post for our mini-series on materials of sleep, Dr Holly Fletcher examines the significance of lime for creating healthy sleeping environments in early modern England and...
Materials of Sleep: Tobacco

Materials of Sleep: Tobacco

Sleeping Well About Connect People Partners Our research Events Resources Blog This blog ‘mini-series’ explores the uses of specific materials for sleeping well. In this third post, Lucy Elliott investigates the relationship between tobacco and sleep. Publishing his...
Materials of Sleep: Water Lilies

Materials of Sleep: Water Lilies

Sleeping Well About Connect People Partners Our research Events Resources Blog This blog ‘mini-series’ explores the uses of specific materials for sleeping well. In this second post, Dr Leah Astbury investigates the connections between lust, lilies and sleep. Lustful...