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Men of the Mary Rose : Raising the Dead - STIRLAND

Men of the Mary Rose

Raising the Dead

By: STIRLAND

Paperback Published: 21st April 2005
ISBN: 9780750939157
Number Of Pages: 185

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The Mary Rose was one of King Henry VIII's favourite warships before she sank during an engagement with the French fleet on 19th July 1545. Her rediscovery and raising were seminal events in the history of nautical archaeology. Apart from the Captain and the Vice Admiral, nothing is known about the crew of the Mary Rose. The only evidence about her compliment of 415 men rests with their skeletal remains. In Raising the Dead, A.J. Stirland uses archaeological and skeletal evidence to give the reader a welcome insight into the lives and soldiers of the Mary Rose, from their ages and height to their health, diet and physical condition. This book examines the building, sinking and raising of the Mary Rose and her historical context, before moving on to the examination of what the remains of the crew can reveal to us about the fighting men of that period. Many new findings have been made through analysis of their bones, including the effects of some activities and occupations on the skeletons of the men. This is the first book to deal with the men who made up the crew of the Mary Rose. It provides an exciting glimpse of Tudor life and the Tudor navy, relating archaeological findings to

Introduction
Sinking and raising : July 1545 and October 1982p. 1
The king's ships and the navy royalp. 11
Early sixteenth century England : the social fabricp. 27
Crewing the king's ships : administration, victualling and payp. 36
Crewing the king's ships : officers and menp. 45
The skeleton crew of the Mary Rose : basic datap. 66
The skeleton crew of the Mary Rose : general pathologyp. 89
Occupation and activityp. 117
Conclusionsp. 141
Epiphysesp. 157
Stature and various skeletal indicesp. 159
Femoral angles and attachmentsp. 165
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ISBN: 9780750939157
ISBN-10: 075093915X
Series: Sutton
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 185
Published: 21st April 2005
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 17.2  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Type: New edition

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