The Mary Rose

TillVAS holds its James IV Memorial Lecture on Sunday 7 October 2018 at 2.30pm.  Dr Alex Hildred, Curator of ‘The Mary Rose’ Trust, will speak on “Henry VIII’s Mary Rose – From Seabed to Showcase”.

‘The Mary Rose’ was commissioned by Henry VIII, who recognised England’s need for a standing navy.  The ship was part of the fleet which transported troops to Newcastle prior to the Battle of Flodden, and remained in service until she unexpectedly sunk during the Battle of the Solent in 1545.  Despite several attempts at salvage, she lay on the seabed until archaeological investigation began in 1965, a process which culminated in the successful raising of the wreck in 1982.  The ship yielded a fascinating range of artefacts and is now preserved within its own museum in Portsmouth. 

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