Advent Calendar

The (Tudor) Night before Christmas by Sarah Hemming (with apologies to Clement Clarke Moore)     T’was the night before Christmas, as the old poem goes Not a creature was stirring upon the ship, Mary Rose; The rigging was hung from the masts with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there; The… Read more »

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 »