Monthly Archives: January 2014

Studying the 1980s in your school? St Peter’s Catholic Primary School in Waterlooville kicked off their 1980s topic with a visit from the Mary Rose team.   On 11 October 1982 all eyes were on Portsmouth as King Henry VIII’s ship was raised from the seabed after 437 years. 60 million people worldwide watched the… Read more »

The Mary Rose at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard was privileged to host a remarkable Royal Naval Veteran, Ronald Walsh, and to show him the new exhibition.   Ronald (93) joined the Royal Navy as a boy aged 15, and served in 55 ships and naval establishments in his 33 year career.  On retirement he then worked… Read more »

Rear Admiral John Lippiett and Professor Mark Jones.

Two Mary Rose Trust members recognised in the Queens 2014 New Year’s Honours    The Mary Rose Trust is celebrating two major achievements this week as Chief Executive, John Lippiett and Head of Collections, Mark Jones have been awarded a CBE and a MBE respectively in the Queens New Year’s Honours list.   Rear-Admiral John… Read more »

The Battle of the Solent is one of those events in history that had the potential to be very important, but is pretty much unknown. Indeed, many people who live near the Solent probably would never have heard of this battle on their doorstep if it weren’t for the loss of the Mary Rose, and… Read more »