Mary Rose: International Ship of History
In the Museum | 18 May, 2018 | Museum Blogger
Tudor England was more multicultural than you might think...

When people think of the Tudors at Sea, they think of the Age of Exploration, people like Sir Walter Raleigh sailing around the world, discovering countries, bringing back vegetables and, oh, everything. While this was true during the reigns of Henry VIII’s children, He was less concerned with exploration, and more with defence. This meant that ships like the Mary Rose rarely travelled far from home; indeed the Mary Rose only seems to have visited France and Scotland during her 34 years afloat. This doesn’t mean that she didn’t have some overseas influences though…