William Shakespeare’s will was signed on March 25, 1616. He left most of his estate to his daughter, Susannah Hall. However, toward the end of the will he mentioned his wife of 34 years, Ann, “Item I gyve unto my wife my second best bed with the furniture.” Furniture back them included the curtains and bedcover which formed part of the complete bed.
If you want to give your second best bed, or any other specific item, to a beloved friend or relative, make sure you state that in your will so that your wishes will be honored.
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