A snippet of interesting trivia relating to the Mary Rose, and Tudor life in general. Updated most Tuesdays.
Sir George Carew’s Dodgy Past!
Sir George Carew is probably best known as the Admiral of the Mary Rose on the day she sank, 19th July 1545. However, he has quite a colourful past, as not only did he try to enter the service of the French crown without authorisation in 1526, but was also implicated in conspiracies against the English crown, both in 1532 and 1540, the latter resulting in his being questioned at the Tower of London.
Luckily for him, he was pardoned by the Henry VIII on each occasion. Unluckily, it was also Henry VIII who put him in command of the Mary Rose on 18th July 1545.