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The Gresham Ship Project II : A 16th-Century Merchantman Wrecked in the Princes Channel, Thames Estuary Volume II: Contents and Context - Gustav Milne

The Gresham Ship Project II

A 16th-Century Merchantman Wrecked in the Princes Channel, Thames Estuary Volume II: Contents and Context

By: Gustav Milne (Editor), Dean Sully (Editor), Mark Beattie-Edwards (Contribution by), Lynn Biggs (Contribution by), Thomas Ledlie Birch (Contribution by)

Paperback Published: 31st December 2014
ISBN: 9781407312118
Number Of Pages: 144

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Sometime in the late 16th to early 17th century an armed merchantman foundered in the Thames Estuary. Forgotten for over four centuries, it was rediscovered in 2003 as the Port of London Authority began clearing navigational hazards from the Princes Channel. Wessex Archaeology were alerted and recovered five sections of the ship’s hull and four guns, as well as numerous artefacts. The first report in this two-volume set presented studies of the hull compiled by the University of Southern Denmark. The second volume describes the research undertaken at University College London on the wider maritime context, the conservation process and the analysis of the contents recovered from the wreck site. Prominent in the cargo were 42 iron bars thought to be of a type – so-called ‘voyage iron’ – sometimes traded to West Africa as the first stage of the transatlantic slave trade. With a tonnage of some 150 tons, the Gresham Ship emerges from this research as an all too rare example of typical armed merchantman of the age, capable of ocean passages, operating as a privateer or even serving with the Queen’s Navy against the Armada.

Chapter 1: The Gresham Ship Project 2007-2012 (Gustav Milne); Chapter 2: The Port of Elizabethan London (Gustav Milne with Phil Magrath); Chapter 3: Conservation Studies (Dean Sully and Kelly Domoney); Chapter 4: The Cargo (Thomas Birch, Michael F. Charlton, Lynn Biggs, Zofia A. Stos-Gale and Marcos Martinon-Torres); Chaper 5: Armed Elizabethan Merchantmen (Gustav Milne); Chapter 6: The Final Voyage (Mark Beattie-Edwards with Clare Hunt); Chapter 7: Postscript.

ISBN: 9781407312118
ISBN-10: 1407312111
Series: BAR British : Book 2
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 31st December 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 29.46 x 21.08  x 1.02
Weight (kg): 0.48

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