Re: New Take on the Mary Rose
- 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.
-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"
> (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!
> 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