Thursday, July 21, 2016

Museum Unveils Henry VIII's Flagship

King Henry VIII loved the Mary Rose, the warship he commissioned in 1510 soon after his coronation, but on July 18, 1545, the ship was downed in the battle of Solent. Henry hired crews to salvage the boat but the attempts failed and the Mary Rose and her crew remained on the bottom of the sea. Now after 500 years and a 34-year, $50 million odyssey, the ship is on display at The Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth U.K. which was specially built to house the flagship and its artefacts.

(Mary Rose Trust)
More: Smithsonian

In this BBC video documentary historian Dan Snow explores the greatest maritime archaeology project in British history.

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