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Historical stories, conservation and collections updates and other stories from the Mary Rose

The first battle of the Mary Rose 17 Apr 2014
Much is made of the Mary Rose’s last battle, but you rarely hear about her first, the Battle of Saint-Mathieu, 33 years earlier.

Europe, 1512; The War of the League of Cambrai was waging. Although this was mostly an Italian war, all the European Countries were taking sides, and at this point England had allied itself with Spain, the Papal states and the Holy Roman Empire against an old foe: France.

At the...

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Nine Ships called 'Mary Rose' 04 Feb 2014
A name to live up to...

The Mary Rose on display in Portsmouth is certainly the most famous ship to bear that name, but it wasn’t the last. Many ship names are passed to the next generation of vessels, retaining their battle honours, so you see ships called Ark Royal with honours including the Spanish Armada...

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The Battle of the Solent – What happened next? 09 Jan 2014
Why did an invasion fleet, nearly twice the size of the later Spanish Armada, just pack up and leave?

The Battle of the Solent, on 19th July 1545, is one of those events in history that had the potential to be very important, but is pretty much unknown. Indeed, many people who live near the Solent probably would never have heard of this battle on their doorstep if it...

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