Monthly Archives: December 2014

Christmas Stocking on the Galley

The Mary Rose saw 33 Christmases during her career as a warship, usually moored either somewhere in the Thames or here in Portsmouth, except during the winter of 1513 when she was part of a small patrolling unit under the command of Sir Weston Browne.   Whilst she was laid up there would be a… Read more »

  Life on board the Mary Rose wasn’t all fighting, working and eating weevily biscuits, there was time for fun too. Among the objects recovered from the Mary Rose were several musical instruments, including a Still Shawm, not heard in centuries, drums, pipes and fiddles, all of which appear to have been tuned to play… Read more »