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Witchcraft, belief and religion on board the Mary Rose

Witchcraft, belief and religion on board the Mary Rose

An insight into belief on board the Mary Rose, and how certain objects reflect their attitudes during a time of religious turmoil

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The animals of the Mary Rose

The animals of the Mary Rose

The Mary Rose carried a crew of around 500 men, but was also home to a number of animals, some welcome, others not so welcome…

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Five tiny things recovered from the Mary Rose

Five tiny things recovered from the Mary Rose

Explore a small selection of tiny objects recovered from the Mary Rose

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Back to school on the Mary Rose

Back to school on the Mary Rose

In Tudor England school wasn’t the same as it is today. Still, you can find parallels, if you look hard enough (and have a blog to write!)

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Five things on the menu on the Mary Rose

Five things on the menu on the Mary Rose

Among the 19,000 objects recovered from the Mary Rose, we found evidence of the food the crew ate, as well as the food they never got to eat.

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Ballast on the Mary Rose

Ballast on the Mary Rose

102 tonnes of ballast were on board the Mary Rose when she sank, probably sourced from the beach at Portsmouth Harbour.

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The boats of the Mary Rose

The boats of the Mary Rose

The Mary Rose, like most large ships in Henry’s fleet, would have had three boats, used to take the crew ashore.

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Five things from the Mary Rose that’ll make you go ‘Oooh’!

Five things from the Mary Rose that’ll make you go ‘Oooh’!

It wasn’t just the weapons of war on the Mary Rose that were nasty; some of the devices used to make people better were just as gruesome.

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Changing the face of Tudor England

Changing the face of Tudor England

How science can help us identify the origins of a man who died nearly 500 years ago, and reveal new information about diversity in Henry VIII’s navy.

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