Posts Tagged: Tudor Trivia

Tabor Drum This drum, made of a thin sheet of oak, was found in storage in the hold of the Mary Rose.   Although the drumhead has not survived (the top surface in this picture is part of the leather case it was recovered in), they were probably made of untanned vellum, which does not… Read more »

While  documentation exists to show that the Mary Rose was originally ordered in January 1510, she appears not to have had a name at the time.   Indeed, it wouldn’t be until 18 months later that we get the first mention of the Mary Rose by name, in a somewhat rambling letter from Robert Brigandine,… 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 How tall were the Crew of the Mary Rose? There’s a popular myth that people were considerably smaller in the past, varying from being about a foot shorter than… Read more »