Not his 'first best bed' but his 'second best bed'? An act of love apparently.
I am so interested in how Wills give a valuable historic insight into the dynamics of life. We can look back over 400 years in this particular instance and find an awful lot out about the man and the time he was alive in. To think - when you write your Will its like creating your own time capsule.
New infra-red analysis on Will's will claims this was far from a snub, but an act of love from a man who knew he was dying.