The Mary Rose
The Mary Rose
The Mary Rose was the flagship in the navy of King Henry VIII - the most famous ship of the Tudors. The Mary Rose was constructed in the first year of the reign of Henry VIII when he was only 18 years old. During a large part of his reign England was at war with France. The Mary Rose was named after King Henry VIII's sister Mary and the Tudor rose which was the emblem of the Tudors. The Mary Rose capsized and sank with the loss of all but 35 of her crew during the Tudors Battle of the Solent in 1545. The Battle of the Solent was a naval battle fought between the invasion fleet of King Francis I of France and King Henry VIII of England. In 1979 the Mary Rose Trust was formed to excavate the wreck and on October 11, 1982 the wreck was lifted from the sea - a symbol of the Tudors naval power. This section also covers the Tudor navy, wars, navigation, ships, sailors, explorers, warfare and weapons. Click one of the following links for facts and information about the Tudor navy and the famous Mary Rose warship:
Information about the Mary Rose - Description and Facts about the famous Tudor Warship
This page provides fast and interesting facts and information about this famous Tudor Warship. The pride of King Henry VIII and the Tudor Navy. Why was this warship important to the Tudors? The raising of the Mary Rose. How long was the Mary Rose in Service? The Carrack Ship Design. The size of the warship. The Weapons of the Sailors. The Guns or Canon and Gunports.
Facts about the Mary Rose - Description and Facts about the famous Tudor Warship
This page provides fast and interesting facts and information about this famous Tudor Warship. The pride of King Henry VIII and the Tudor Navy.
Mary Rose Artefacts
Approximately 20,000 Mary Rose artefacts were recovered from the shipwreck. The artefacts include personal artefacts, medical artefacts and military artefacts including the weapons for hand to hand fighting and the ship's guns.
Mary Rose Warship
Basic facts and information about the Mary Rose warship. The Guns and Gunports on the Mary Rose Warship.
The Mary Rose Longbows
Description of the Mary Rose Longbows and Arrows - Long and Short Bodkins. The Longbows and the archers. Tudor History, facts and interesting information about the Mary Rose Longbows.
The Mary Rose Shipwreck
The Sinking of the warship. Discovery of the Shipwreck by John Deane in 1836 and the Rediscovery of the Shipwreck in 1966 headed by Alexander McKee. Facts and information about the diving work involved and the Raising of the warship.
The Mary Rose
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