Monthly Archives: June 2015

A snippet of interesting trivia relating to the Mary Rose, and Tudor life in general. Updated most Tuesdays. Follow us on Twitter at @MaryRoseMuseum, or the hashtag #TudorTrivia Minions Amongst Henry VIII’s fleet was a 300 ton carrack called The Minion.   While today the name is more commonly associated with the little yellow creatures from the “Despicable… Read more »

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard provides a perfect opportunity to study large portions of history. For many years, the Mary Rose Museum and HMS Warrior 1860 have collaborated on exciting learning opportunities making the most of the similarities and differences between the two ships.   In 2011, HMS Warrior 1860 finished the refurbishment of the ship’s sick… Read more »

A snippet of interesting trivia relating to the Mary Rose, and Tudor life in general. Updated most Tuesdays. Follow us on Twitter at @MaryRoseMuseum, or the hashtag #TudorTrivia Personalised Linstocks The large guns of the Mary Rose were lit using a linstock, a pole which gave a Master Gunner the ability to fire his gun from a… Read more »