hild-bedd, n.n: deathbed, literally ‘battle-bed’.
Remember hild from a week or so ago?
Image: The Rochefoucauld Grail, “a beautifully illuminated three-volume compendium of English and French Arthurian legends that was commissioned in the 14th century by the Baron de Rouchefoucauld”. Read more about it on The History Blog. This particular image shows Sir Gawain in battle, and it’s definitely somebody’s hild-bedd.