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The Mary Rose – Racing Yacht?

The Mary Rose – Racing Yacht?

The Mary Rose is often thought of as being unstable, yet in 1513, she took part in a race around the Kent coast.

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Christmas on the Mary Rose

Christmas on the Mary Rose

The Mary Rose saw 33 Christmases during her career as a warship, so how did her crew celebrate the festive season?

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Who was the Mary Rose named after?

Who was the Mary Rose named after?

Who was the Mary Rose named after? Was it Henry VIII’s sister, his mistress, or someone a bit more symbolic?

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The first battle of the Mary Rose

The first battle of the Mary Rose

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.

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Nine ships called ‘Mary Rose’

Nine ships called ‘Mary Rose’

The Mary Rose on display in Portsmouth is certainly the most famous ship to bear that name, but it wasn’t the last.

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Mary Rose enters final phase of conservation

Mary Rose enters final phase of conservation

Wax sprays which have been pivotal in conserving the Mary Rose are turned off for the last time on 29th April 2013

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Prince Harry marks the next milestone in the history of the Mary Rose

Prince Harry marks the next milestone in the history of the Mary Rose

Prince Harry has today (Friday 18th March, 2011) visited the Mary Rose Museum to mark the next milestone in the history of the Mary Rose.

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