1545: Who Sank the Mary Rose?
by Marsden, Peter
This first full account of the battle that sank Henry VIII’s famous warship features the perspectives of both the English and French admirals. Marsden, a leading Mary Rose expert, explores the ship’s design, construction and deployment, going even deeper than his earlier history for the Mary Rose Trust. He also proves theories about the French fleet’s arrival at the Isle of Wight and Portsmouth, what the bodies found in the wreck indicate, and the consequences of adding an extra deck to the ship. Finally, Marsden makes clear who was responsible for the Mary Rose’s loss and describes what happened onboard, deck by deck, in its last moments afloat.