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New Take on the Mary Rose

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  • John Bartholomew of Flanders
    (Ran into this on the LiveJournal SCA group, and since it hadn t been cross-posted yet...) A Canadian anthropologist found evidence that leads her to claim
    Message 1 of 2 , Aug 5, 2008
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      (Ran into this on the LiveJournal SCA group, and since it hadn't been
      cross-posted yet...)


      A Canadian anthropologist found evidence that leads her to claim that
      the Mary Rose sank not from a storm, but possibly from
      miscommunication with the crew - many of whom were Spanish!

      http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/471607

      FWIW, the theory is plausible, but who knows what actually happened.
      The most interesting bit is the discovery that Henry was outfitting at
      least some of his ships with a fair number of Spanish sailors around
      1545 - making the events of a few decades later (1588, natch) almost
      ironic....
    • wolfram_von_waldersbach
      It really shouldn t be that ironic that Henry VIII used Spanish sailors. After all, his wife at the time, Catherine of Aragon, was Spanish. Also, Henry VIII
      Message 2 of 2 , Aug 6, 2008
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        It really shouldn't be that ironic that Henry VIII used Spanish
        sailors. After all, his wife at the time, Catherine of Aragon, was
        Spanish. Also, Henry VIII agreed to marry Catherine, who had been
        married to Henry's older brother, Arthur, partly because the Spanish
        alliance with England was too important to lose upon Arthur's death. It
        helped that Henry had also fancied Catherine.


        In Service,


        -Wolfram von Waldersbach, C.D.B.
        "Voca me cum benedictis"
        Archery Marshal of the Incipient Barony of Ayreton & of the Shire of
        the Grey Gargoyles
        Exchequer of the Shire of the Grey Gargoyles
        2008 Midlands Regional Archery Champion

        "Es gibt zwei Sachen das sollte man besser nicht wissen wie es gemacht
        wird- Wurst und Politik"- Otto von Bismarck

        --- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, "John Bartholomew of Flanders"
        <dghall@...> wrote:
        >
        > (Ran into this on the LiveJournal SCA group, and since it hadn't been
        > cross-posted yet...)
        >
        >
        > A Canadian anthropologist found evidence that leads her to claim that
        > the Mary Rose sank not from a storm, but possibly from
        > miscommunication with the crew - many of whom were Spanish!
        >
        > http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/471607
        >
        > FWIW, the theory is plausible, but who knows what actually happened.
        > The most interesting bit is the discovery that Henry was outfitting at
        > least some of his ships with a fair number of Spanish sailors around
        > 1545 - making the events of a few decades later (1588, natch) almost
        > ironic....
        >
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