Mary Rose: The Life and Loss of a Tudor Warship


The Mary Rose is famous for sinking in 1545, and for being raised from the depths of the Solent in 1982. Now she is brilliantly displayed in a purpose-built museum in Portsmouth, where she is admired by millions of visitors. But there is more to her story than her dramatic loss in battle. Mary Rose was built in the first year of Henry Vlll’s reign and she represents the first modern warship possessing a gun deck for the cannon which were about to transform naval warfare.

This is the story of her life, and her discovery centuries later.