Dan Wood, docent at The Mariners’ Museum
Presented by Dan Wood, docent at The Mariners’ Museum
About the presentation:
On July 19, 1545, King Henry VII watched from ashore as the Mary Rose, one of his mightiest warships, led the English Fleet to meet a much larger invading French armada. As it approached the enemy, Mary Rose unexpectedly heeled to one side and promptly sank, carrying several hundred sailors and soldiers to sudden death. Horrible and tragic as this was, it resulted in an extraordinary time capsule which preserved a vast trove of hitherto unknown details about the ships of the Tudor era, their armament, their crew, and even a dog that lived onboard. The wreck was discovered in 1971, raised in 1982, and today is the centerpiece of an extraordinary museum that should be on the “bucket list” of every naval history enthusiast.
Viewers are welcome to send Dan comments or questions, which he will answer following the lecture.