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The Mary Rose Trust - nd [1975-1986]

The Mary Rose Trust - nd [1975-1986]
In the Summer of 1982, an amazing spectacle will take place in the waters of the Solent - the plans are now being completed for the raising of a Tudor warship that went down in battle against the French invasion fleet more than four centuries ago. That ship was The Mary Rose, a revolutionary vessel, perhaps the first purpose-built English warship made in that era. She was built on the order of the King Henry the VIII, as soon as he came to the throne. And the ship was named Mary Rose after his own sister Mary Tudor, and she was the flower of his fleet. It was his favourite ship. The life of the king and the building of this ship was linked in time and again. It was under his orders that the ship was built and before his eyes that it sank in battle. After this, within 2 years, the King was dead. Guy Payne tells the story of the final hours of this great ship. See also AV1/VR2/S1, AV1/VR3/S1, AV1/M1/S1 and AV1/ARC/S1 for features about the Mary Rose. [Box 7]
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