The Mary Rose Museum-Portsmouth

Henry VIII’s flagship Mary Rose sank on July 19, 1545, during the battle of Solent, in the channel between the Isle of Wight and the English mainland.  The ship sank while leading an attack out of Portsmouth harbour on an approaching force of French galleys.  A sudden _67875055_creditgeoffhuntandmaryrosetrustwind gust pressed the ship over as the gunners prepared to fire a broadside.  As the lower deck gun ports were all open, the ship quickly filled with water.  Most of her crew of over 400 sailors, gunners, and soldiers were trapped in the sinking vessel and drowned.  Henry is said to have watched the event from Southsea Castle.  The wreak was raised over 30 years ago, and now a new museum  has opened in Portsmouth to berth  what remains of the Tudor warship.    For more on the Mary Rose, the Museum and the new exhibition, see below.

The Mary Rose Museum

The website of the new museum in Portsmouth.

From the BBC:

Mary Rose Museum Opens in Portsmouth

In Pictures: Life and death on the Mary Rose

The Mary Rose: A Tudor Ship’s Mysteries Revealed

A clickable interactive diagram about seven of the crew members.  The ship is estimated to have had a crew of over 400.

From the Guardian: The Mary Rose and the Tudors

From the Guardian teacher network site.  Scroll down the page to see pictures and a video tour of the museum and exhibition, as well as links to other resources about the Tudors.

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