The Mary Rose blog

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

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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