Tudor Trivia

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 »

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 »

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 Tudor Corporate Sponsorship on the Mary Rose Many of the longbowmen’s wristguards recovered from the Mary Rose feature decoration – often religious – so it’s not surprising… 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 Board Games on the Mary Rose While the Backgammon set recovered from the Carpenter’s cabin is probably the most well known of the boardgames recovered from the… 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 Bracket Fungus We know the crew of the Mary Rose would pass the time by playing games, but do we also have evidence of them being artistic?… Read more »