The Crew of the Mary Rose
Life on Board
What would life have been like onboard a great ship like the Mary Rose? From the artefacts and historical documents, we can piece together what kind of life the sailors may have had. The Mary Rose offers us a unique glimpse into life in Tudor times. As described by Dr David Starkey, she is ‘England’s Pompeii’.
The Mary Rose dates from an extremely important time in English history, when the technology of guns, gunpowder and shipbuilding was changing. Thanks to the high standards of preservation of artefacts, we can learn a lot from her… more >>
Not much is known of specific individuals who drowned on the Mary Rose. Only the names of the Vice Admiral, Sir George Carew and the Captain, Roger Grenville are known, but a study of the crew’s belongings and their bones suggests they were young and strong, and dressed with some comfort and elegance… more >>
Although we only have remains of around 45% of the entire crew, the collection of skeletons and human remains is an incredible resource that can tell us a lot about life in Tudor times… more >>
As well as the human crew, the remains of a small dog were found. Find out more about ‘Hatch’ here… more >>