Download e-book for kindle: The Warship Mary Rose: The Life and Times of King Henry by David Childs

By David Childs

This new paperback variation brings the background of Henry VIII's well-known warship correct brand new with new chapters at the wonderful presentation of the hull and the 19,000 salvaged artefacts within the new museum in Portsmouth.

Mary Rose has, besides HMS Victory, develop into an immediately recognisable image of Britain's maritime previous, whereas the intense richness of the big number of artefacts gleaned from the break has intended that the send has got the prestige of a few kind of 'time capsule', as though it have been a Tudor burial web site. yet she is far greater than an archaeological relic; she used to be a warship, and a innovative one, that served within the King's military for thirty-four years, virtually the complete size of his reign.

This publication tells the tale of her eventful occupation, putting it firmly in the vibrant context of Tudor politics, courtroom lifestyles and the constructing management of an everlasting army. And notwithstanding the writer additionally brings the tale all the way down to the current day, with chapters at the restoration, the clean principles and knowledge thrown up by way of the large programme of archaeological paintings due to the fact undertaken, and the recent reveal only in the near past opened at Portsmouth historical Dockyard, it's at center a brilliant retelling of her occupation and, on the finish, her dramatic sinking.

With this high quality narrative and the attractive illustrations the ebook will entice the historian and fanatic, and likewise to the overall reader and museum visitor.

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By David Childs

This new paperback variation brings the background of Henry VIII's well-known warship correct brand new with new chapters at the wonderful presentation of the hull and the 19,000 salvaged artefacts within the new museum in Portsmouth.

Mary Rose has, besides HMS Victory, develop into an immediately recognisable image of Britain's maritime previous, whereas the intense richness of the big number of artefacts gleaned from the break has intended that the send has got the prestige of a few kind of 'time capsule', as though it have been a Tudor burial web site. yet she is far greater than an archaeological relic; she used to be a warship, and a innovative one, that served within the King's military for thirty-four years, virtually the complete size of his reign.

This publication tells the tale of her eventful occupation, putting it firmly in the vibrant context of Tudor politics, courtroom lifestyles and the constructing management of an everlasting army. And notwithstanding the writer additionally brings the tale all the way down to the current day, with chapters at the restoration, the clean principles and knowledge thrown up by way of the large programme of archaeological paintings due to the fact undertaken, and the recent reveal only in the near past opened at Portsmouth historical Dockyard, it's at center a brilliant retelling of her occupation and, on the finish, her dramatic sinking.

With this high quality narrative and the attractive illustrations the ebook will entice the historian and fanatic, and likewise to the overall reader and museum visitor.

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