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Offline Welsh Wench

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Henry Tudor's Mary Rose revealed
« on: June 02, 2013, 01:41:14 PM »
More than 30 years after it was raised from the seabed - and almost 500 years since it sank - the secrets of Henry VIII's flagship, the Mary Rose, are being revealed to the public - along with the faces of its crew.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-22639505

Yes, faces of the crew have now been reconstructed--and it is fascinating to see this 'Britain's Pompeii'!
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Re: Henry Tudor's Mary Rose revealed
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2013, 01:56:29 PM »
What always surprised me is that most sailors didn't know how to swim.  When we lived in Peter Island in the British Virgin Islands, about a half mile from Peter is Dead Chest.  Yes, the same Dead Chest as the song. 

It seems that back in the day, some sailors tried to mutiny, but failed.  The captain gained control back, and dumped the 15 men on Dead Chest with only rum.  All of them died because they couldn't swim.

If the had been able to swim that half mile, there were all kinds of coconut palms and wild berries growing on Peter Island.

WW, this article is fascinating.  The next time we go to see Steve's family, I'd love to go there.  Thanks for sharing.
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Offline Bob of the Lake

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Re: Henry Tudor's Mary Rose revealed
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2013, 01:18:54 PM »
Fascinating--thanks Welsh Wench!

I had the good fortune to visit Portsmouth in the late 80s and was thrilled to have the chance to walk the decks of HMS Victory and visit the then very small Mary Rose museum. Pretty much all that visitors were allowed to see then were some of the recovered and restored artifacts and videos of the raising of the ship. She was in the early preservation process and wasn't viewable by the public yet. Still, it was a great experience and one I will always cherish!
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Re: Henry Tudor's Mary Rose revealed
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2013, 04:50:14 AM »
The Archer looks a lot like Sean Bean.
Thanks for sharing. that is very interesting in a creepy sort of way.
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