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*There would not have been a family staying here full time, the families moved from castle to castle. The castles used to get invested with fleas and vermin and they smell after a time. so the family would move on to the next castle while this one would be cleaned out. Those at the time that were lucky enough to sleep in a bed usually slept sitting up so any beds from this era were about 4 or 5 foot in length.
If this amused you click on this link from a great BBC kids program Horrible Histories Youtube,