Henry VIII’s Mary Rose Revealed
In an interactive article the BBC have visually represented the salvaged ship and given a profile of her crew to mark the opening of a new museum dedicated to the Mary Rose.
Taking just a year to build from over 600 oak trees the Mary Rose was launched in 1511 and was one of the most advanced warships afloat with over 80 guns. The Mary Rose sank in 1545 during the Battle of the Solent, against an invading French fleet.
She lay on the bed of the Solent for some 500 years before being raised in 1982, since then she has been studied and conserved, she has been sprayed with a Polyethylene Glycol wax covering, in Portsmouth and a new museum has just opened showing off the ship and many of its artifacts just yards from where she was originally built.