Meet the Crew of the Mary Rose

The Cook

The Cook of the Mary Rose
Based on a facial reconstruction by Oscar Nillson

“Some people might think that it’s an easy life being a cook. It’s not! I have to feed 415 men every day.

 

I work in a hot, smelly galley, deep in the hold of the ship. I’m going to show you where I work, and tell you about what the crew eat and drink.We’ll also look at how the crew ate and how the food was stored on the ship.”

 

We believe that the cook’s name was Ny Coep. By looking at his bones, we think that he had once been a member of a gun crew, doing lots of heavy lifting, until he damaged his knees.

 

 COOKING ON THE MARY ROSE

FEEDING THE OFFICERS

FEEDING THE MEN

FOOD ON THE MARY ROSE

 DRINK ON THE MARY ROSE

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