The Mary Rose

The Mary Rose Flagship of Henry VIII which sank off the South Coast of England in 1545. Portsmouth's top visitor attraction on TripAdvisor.
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The Mary Rose is based in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Built between 1509 and 1511, she was one of the first ships able to fire a broadside, and was a firm favourite of King Henry VIII. After a long and successful career, she sank accidentally during an engagement with the French fleet in 1545. Her rediscovery and raising were seminal events in the history of nautical archaeology.

Think you could make it as a Tudor Surgeon?Being shot with a cannon was one of the many injuries a Tudor surgeon was exp...
11/08/2020

Think you could make it as a Tudor Surgeon?

Being shot with a cannon was one of the many injuries a Tudor surgeon was expected to treat, according to Wound Man, a surgical guide from the time.

Not sure if the mince pie to the head was more or less fatal though...

This cannon was made by Peter Baude, a Tudor gunfounder.It was recovered still in its original carriage (minus the wheel...
08/08/2020

This cannon was made by Peter Baude, a Tudor gunfounder.

It was recovered still in its original carriage (minus the wheels!).

Once cleaned, you could see the lifting dolphins, which unusually for a Mary Rose gun were leopards, rather than lions!

Celebrating International Beer Day tonight?Be sensible, otherwise museums might be telling your story in 500 years time....
07/08/2020
What did they do with the drunken sailors?

Celebrating International Beer Day tonight?

Be sensible, otherwise museums might be telling your story in 500 years time...

In June 1539, four of the Mary Rose's crew went drinking...

Weโ€™ve swabbed the decks and are ready to welcome you back on board!We are delighted to announce that The Mary Rose will ...
06/08/2020

Weโ€™ve swabbed the decks and are ready to welcome you back on board!

We are delighted to announce that The Mary Rose will be reopening on Monday 24 August 2020!

Thatโ€™s not all! When the Mary Rose Museum reopens it will be in collaboration with the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and with an exciting new ticket offer which will enable visitors to explore all of the dockyardโ€™s extraordinary ships galleries and maritime experiences with one, simplified ticket.

We will be offering ticket extensions to all existing ticket holders and will be emailing you to arrange this. Pre-visit booking for new and existing ticket holders, you will be able to buy a ticket or reserve your slot from Thursday 6 August at 12 noon.

For more information visit:
https://maryrose.org/news/national-museum-of-the-royal-navy-and-mary-rose-come-together-in-collaboration-to-provide-an-improved-visitor-offer/

A Mary Rose Mystery! ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธWhy does this cask of beef have CCCXII on the lid? Was it the number of portions inside? A serial...
06/08/2020

A Mary Rose Mystery! ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธ

Why does this cask of beef have CCCXII on the lid?

Was it the number of portions inside? A serial number?

What are your thoughts?

maryrose.org

#DidYouKnow Not only has the Mary Rose called #Portsmouth home for over 34 years, she's the only historic ship on displa...
05/08/2020

#DidYouKnow

Not only has the Mary Rose called #Portsmouth home for over 34 years, she's the only historic ship on display in the city actually built here! ๐Ÿ’™

It's been a year already??Last August we ran our #TastyTudors event, exploring the diet of sailors on the Mary Rose.Coul...
01/08/2020

It's been a year already??

Last August we ran our #TastyTudors event, exploring the diet of sailors on the Mary Rose.

Could you work on board with this ration?

There were many unusual ship names in Henry VIII's fleet including the Pansy, the Falcon in the Fetterlock and the Mary ...
29/07/2020

There were many unusual ship names in Henry VIII's fleet including the Pansy, the Falcon in the Fetterlock and the Mary Rose's sister ship, the Peter Pomegranate.

There was also The Tiger. a 200 ton galleass and a contemporary of the Mary Rose. ๐Ÿฏ๐ŸŒน

#InternationalTigerDay

๐Ÿ“ฃ Skeletons of the Mary Rose: The New Evidence is on Channel 4 tonight at 7.15pm! ๐Ÿ“บA unique, cutting-edge scientific inv...
25/07/2020

๐Ÿ“ฃ Skeletons of the Mary Rose: The New Evidence is on Channel 4 tonight at 7.15pm! ๐Ÿ“บ

A unique, cutting-edge scientific investigation reveals surprising new information about the crew of the Mary Rose redefining what we thought we knew about Tudor England.

Not one to be missed!

#OnThisDay, 1918, Alexander McKee was born. His passion and determination lead to the search for, and eventual rediscove...
25/07/2020

#OnThisDay, 1918, Alexander McKee was born.

His passion and determination lead to the search for, and eventual rediscovery of, the Mary Rose.

He sadly passed away in 1992.

Find out more about the recovery of the Mary Rose here:

https://maryrose.org/recovering-the-mary-rose/

We're delighted to announce that we've been shortlisted for the @KidsInMuseums #FamilyFriendlyMuseum Award From Home! Ou...
22/07/2020

We're delighted to announce that we've been shortlisted for the @KidsInMuseums #FamilyFriendlyMuseum Award From Home!

Our Things to Make and Do page was recognised so let's celebrate by sharing all of your photos! ๐Ÿ“ท

Post your photos below so we can see all of the amazing Mary Rose creations you've made throughout lockdown!

Meet the museums shortlisted for our Family Friendly Museum Award From Home: bit.ly/3hqpUcw ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿฅณ Congratulations!

Thank you to all those who applied. It was a tough competition and we were blown away by the efforts of museum staff to support families during lockdown.

We will be sharing more about the museums' activities over the coming weeks, so keep your eyes peeled.

๐Ÿ“ธ National Football Museum

We know you can't come visit us just yet but we can give you a taster with our panorama tour of the main deck!You can sc...
21/07/2020

We know you can't come visit us just yet but we can give you a taster with our panorama tour of the main deck!

You can scroll around and click on the icons for more information. ๐Ÿ”Ž

Go to maryrose.org to try it out. Let us know what you learn!

Portsmouth Cathedral
20/07/2020

Portsmouth Cathedral

Did You Know ..?

July 19 1545 was a terrible day for Henry VIII and his navy.

It promised well. Henry and his court were on Southsea Common watching the English fleet sail out to attack the French, who were already setting fire to settlements on the Isle of Wight.

Suddenly off Southsea Castle, the flagship, the Mary Rose, having fired its starboard guns, was coming about to fire a portside salvo, when something went terribly wrong. A gust of wind ruffled the waters. The ship, which was leaning too far to starboard, heeled over and sank in the Solent. In those days few could swim, but the situation was made much worse because the ship, prepared for war, was covered with anti-boarding netting, trapping most aboard. Few escaped; at least 450 died. The tragedy was witnessed by many, including the king.

Fast forward to October 1982, when the Mary Rose was successfully raised. It is now housed in its own purpose-built museum in Portsmouth Dockyard, together with 19,000 artefacts, and 92 almost complete skeletons were salvaged as a result of 30,000 dives. On 19 July 1984, the token remains of an unknown member of the shipโ€™s company were interred in a medieval styled coffin of Hampshire oak, crafted by the Cathedral carpenter Michael Spreadborough, in the Navy Aisle. The stone marking the grave is of Welsh slate and is the work of John Skelton. The catafalque burial party, drawn from Royal Navy ships, stood guard over the coffin overnight before the High Altar, before the service of burial.
Each year from 1984 Members of the Mary Rose Trust have attended a service in the Cathedral on the Sunday nearest to July 19, commemorating all those lost at sea who have no marked grave, and especially the shipโ€™s company of the Mary Rose. This Sunday, 19 July 2020, is the 475th anniversary of the sinking and although we canโ€™t have the usual commemoration on Sunday a wreath will be laid here and prayers said this weekend.

Looking for fun summer activities? โ˜€๏ธ Check out our things to make and do page!Our top pick today is this beautiful #LEG...
20/07/2020

Looking for fun summer activities? โ˜€๏ธ

Check out our things to make and do page!

Our top pick today is this beautiful #LEGO Tudor Rose

https://maryrose.org/things-to-make-and-do/#lego

If you give it a try send us a picture- we love seeing your crafts!

475 years ago today, 19th July 1545, The Mary Rose, pride of Henry VIII's fleet and veteran of three wars against France...
19/07/2020

475 years ago today, 19th July 1545, The Mary Rose, pride of Henry VIII's fleet and veteran of three wars against France and Scotland, sank during the Battle of the Solent, just a few miles from the coast of Portsmouth.

Of her 500 crew, only 34 were saved. Our museum is dedicated to those who lost their lives that day.

MaryRose.org

We are doing the The Guardian crossword today and we're a bit stuck on 12 down....can anyone help? ๐Ÿ˜‰
18/07/2020

We are doing the The Guardian crossword today and we're a bit stuck on 12 down....can anyone help? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Happy #HampshireDay Everyone! ๐ŸŽ‰ We are so proud to be a part of such an amazing county full of so many great heritage sp...
15/07/2020

Happy #HampshireDay Everyone! ๐ŸŽ‰

We are so proud to be a part of such an amazing county full of so many great heritage spots!

We even made a trail full of Tudor spots around Hampshire to explore.

Start your Tudor adventure here!

https://maryrose.org/downloads/

Did you know we help other museums too?Karoline Sofie Hennum, Erasmus+ student at the Mary Rose Trust, has been conservi...
14/07/2020

Did you know we help other museums too?

Karoline Sofie Hennum, Erasmus+ student at the Mary Rose Trust, has been conserving a beautiful Treasure Chest for the Diving Museum in Gosport.

Read about the chest and its conservation in her blog post on our virtual museum page maryrose.org!

It's Hatch's Birthday! ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿพ#OnThisDay, 12th July 1981, the skeleton of a dog was discovered on the Mary Rose wreck site, w...
12/07/2020

It's Hatch's Birthday! ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿพ

#OnThisDay, 12th July 1981, the skeleton of a dog was discovered on the Mary Rose wreck site, we named him 'Hatch'.

Find out more at MaryRose.org/Hatch

While you can't visit him just yet on his big day you can book a ticket now to come and visit him later!

http://MaryRose.org/Book-Tickets

08/07/2020
Nautical Archaeology Society

Nautical Archaeology Society

Ever wondered how the Mary Rose stays in ship-shape on land?

Watch last weeks #CovEDTalk with Eleanor Schofield from The Mary Rose to discover the tools, tricks and techniques used to keep the Mary Rose thriving on land.

Watch the full presentation here:
https://youtu.be/R_xT_7i4FlM

You can buy Tudor Gin online now! Flavoured with botanicals found on the Mary Rose, every sale includes a donation to th...
08/07/2020
Tudor Gin - The Portsmouth Distillery

You can buy Tudor Gin online now!

Flavoured with botanicals found on the Mary Rose, every sale includes a donation to the Mary Rose Museum.

Enjoy a tipple in the sunshine and support us at the same time! โ˜€๏ธ

theportsmouthdistillery.com/product/tudor-โ€ฆ

Utilises Tudor recipe ingredients to deliver a delicious natural sweetness; every sale supports The Mary Rose Foundation.

Did you watch the raising of the Mary Rose on tv in 1982? ๐Ÿ“บWant to know what it was like in the water? ๐ŸคฟFind out from Ch...
07/07/2020

Did you watch the raising of the Mary Rose on tv in 1982? ๐Ÿ“บ

Want to know what it was like in the water? ๐Ÿคฟ

Find out from Christopher Dobbs, a member of the original diving team, in our new podcast series 'In Conversation with...'

Available now at maryrose.org!

With restrictions easing are you looking to get out more but also want to maintain a safe distance?Look no further! Here...
06/07/2020

With restrictions easing are you looking to get out more but also want to maintain a safe distance?

Look no further! Here is a linstock, designed to keep you an arms length away from a firing gun we imagine they work with people too.. ๐Ÿ˜‰

We may not be re-opening today but pubs are!Try not to be 'overseen with ale' and get into trouble like these Mary Rose ...
04/07/2020

We may not be re-opening today but pubs are!

Try not to be 'overseen with ale' and get into trouble like these Mary Rose sailors.

Let's hope no one is writing about your drunken behaviour in 481 years time ๐Ÿ˜ณ

MaryRose.org/Drunken-Sailors

Dive deep into the Mary Rose with our updated virtual museum page! ๐Ÿคฟ๐ŸŒŠHere you'll find new Mary Rose content including th...
03/07/2020

Dive deep into the Mary Rose with our updated virtual museum page! ๐Ÿคฟ๐ŸŒŠ

Here you'll find new Mary Rose content including the release of our BRAND NEW Mary Rose Podcast series 'In Conversation with...'

Check it out now at maryrose.org and let us know what you think!

02/07/2020
Whether you joined us to escape the tedium of lockdown, or you've been with us from the start, we want to thank all our ...
30/06/2020

Whether you joined us to escape the tedium of lockdown, or you've been with us from the start, we want to thank all our followers for putting up with us! #SocialMediaDay

Though we are a bit concerned that you mainly seem to like posts about willies, bums and toilets...

Looking for a good drink? Tudor Gin is available to buy now! ๐ŸธTudor Gin was created using botanicals found on the wreck ...
29/06/2020
Tudor Gin - The Portsmouth Distillery

Looking for a good drink? Tudor Gin is available to buy now! ๐Ÿธ

Tudor Gin was created using botanicals found on the wreck of the Mary Rose (thankfully not the original ones!). These include: Dandelion, Hazelnut, Hemp seeds and Cherry ๐Ÿ’

Every bottle sold includes a donation to the Mary Rose Trust so you can help support us as well!

https://www.theportsmouthdistillery.com/product/tudor-gin/

Utilises Tudor recipe ingredients to deliver a delicious natural sweetness; every sale supports The Mary Rose Foundation.

Everything you see of the Mary Rose today was buried under the muse on the seabed - the anoxic conditions meant that the...
29/06/2020

Everything you see of the Mary Rose today was buried under the muse on the seabed - the anoxic conditions meant that the usual wood-boring organisms that plague wooden structures underwater were unable to get at them!

As to the exposed parts, well, we're not seeing them again... ๐Ÿ˜•

On This Day, 28th June 1491, a second son was born to Henry VII and Elizabeth of York. Prince Henry wasn't born to be ki...
28/06/2020

On This Day, 28th June 1491, a second son was born to Henry VII and Elizabeth of York.

Prince Henry wasn't born to be king, but he went on to be one of the most infamous monarchs of all time...

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Main Road, HM Naval Base
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General information

The Mary Rose Museum is home to the Mary Rose and the thousands of artefacts that were recovered from the Solent.

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Telephone

023 92812931

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The Mary Rose

In 1545, The Mary Rose sank outside Portsmouth Harbour defending England from invasion.

In 1982, The Mary Rose made a spectacular return to the surface.

Now, experience The Mary Rose as never before.

Explore the remains of Henry VIIIโ€™s favourite ship, recovered from the seabed in one of the most challenging archaeological excavations of all time. See the thousands of objects, from the large bronze guns to personal items like wooden bowls and nitcombs, which recreate life onboard with an authenticity no other attraction can provide.

Whether youโ€™re interested in the lives of the officers, the ordinary sailors, or even the shipโ€™s dog, you donโ€™t just get a window into their lives, The Mary Rose opens a door to the world of 1545.

Nowhere else can the lives of the men who worked and lived on board a Tudor warship be more truly experienced. Discover that history is only a heartbeat away at the Mary Rose.

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The Two Handed Greatsword - Anonimo Bolognese (ca. 1500 - 1550) - 10th action The second in a series on the use of the Two-Handed Greatsword (Spada a due Mani), this is from the Manuscripts attributed to the โ€˜Anonimo Bologneseโ€™ (ca. 1500 - 1550). Performed with a synthetic blade due to public access, this is the 10th action. -โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”- As many of you are probably aware, my moniker of โ€˜Wandering Swordsmanโ€™ used in these videos is based on the old European concept of a non guild affiliated instructor in swordsmanship being little better than a vagabond. This is particularly apt due to my lifestyle choice of living on a boat and travelling around the south of England, putting up posters and offering classes wherever I happen to stop. -โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”- 10th action a.) Start in porta di ferro alta, with your false edge against that of your opponent. b.) If your opponent thrusts along your blade, catch it on your Crossguard by lifting into guardia di testa. c.) Use your weapon to forcefully displace your opponents blade down and to the right. d.) Passing to the left, continue with a wheeling cut into a riverso fendente to the head and draw your right foot behind your left. Counter action a.) Starting in porta di ferro alta, pass forwards thrusting along your opponents blade, keeping your false edge in contact with theirs. b.) When your opponent catches and displaces your blade, use the force of that displacement to turn a mandritto to their head. For more on this subject, or if you would like to purchase your own training weapons to practice the content of these videos, please visit our website: www.tempus-fugitives.co.uk Iโ€™m starting to look a bit scruffy again, I guess Iโ€™ll have to briefly head back towards civilisation soon ๐Ÿ˜• If you want to support the channel, and a haircut, feel free to get me a coffee over at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/JayMaxwell โ˜•๏ธ #diaryofawanderingswordsman #tempusfugitives #coffee
Dear Mary Rose, thank you for your previous reply. Given the website opened for people to book new tickets/time slots at noon yesterday, why have existing ticket holders not already received the email you mention that will enable us to book a time slot? Is it because the museum are deliberately discriminating against existing ticket holders in favour of people who might visit your website to buy new tickets but might be discouraged by a lack of time slots?
The Military Billhook (Welsh or Forest Bill) - George Silver (1599) - paradoxes, ch. 13 pt. 6&8 George Silver was a controversial character, even in his time, for his vehement opposition to the popular Italian systems being taught in London during the 16th century. Claiming to be revealing the older English methods of combat, his โ€˜Paradoxes of Defense for the True Handling of all Manner of Weaponsโ€™ does give an excellent description of the principles upon which this systems is grounded. The bill was the primary infantry weapon of Tudor armies, and described by George Silver as having โ€œadvantage against all manner of weapons whatsoeverโ€. Ironically, Di Grassi, the author of an earlier book on Italian methodology popular in London - including the use of the bill - agreed with this notion in stating that the bill was the final and most superior form of polearm. -โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”- As many of you are probably aware, my moniker of โ€˜Wandering Swordsmanโ€™ used in these videos is based on the old European concept of a non guild affiliated instructor in swordsmanship being little better than a vagabond. This is particularly apt due to my lifestyle choice of living on a boat and travelling around the south of England, putting up posters and offering classes wherever I happen to stop. -โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”- Technique 1 a.) If the head of your opponents weapon lies lower than yours, place your fork over their haft, forcing it down. b.) Pass forwards, sliding the fork up the haft to your opponents hands. c.) Fall back into guard. Technique 2 a.) If the head of your opponents weapon lies higher than yours, place your fork under their haft and force their weapon aside. b.) Pass forwards, thrusting at your opponent one handed. c.) If your thrust misses, pull your opponent off balance as you lacerate them with the hook, stepping back into guard. For more on this subject, or if you would like to purchase your own training weapons to practice the content of these videos, please visit our website: www.tempus-fugitives.co.uk I finally managed to buzz those nasty, messy head-weeds off my scalp! Phew... The great plague of 2020 has certainly allowed me to cultivate my 16th c. beard, although I seem to be getting fatter every episode too ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿบ If you want to support the channel, feel free to get me a coffee over at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/JayMaxwell and donโ€™t forget to like and subscribe โ˜•๏ธ #diaryofawanderingswordsman #tempusfugitives #coffee
The Two-Handed Greatsword (Spada a Due Mani) - Anonimo Bolognese (ca. 1500 - 1550) - 9th action The first in a new series on the use of the Two-Handed Greatsword (Spada a due Mani), this is from the Manuscripts attributed to the โ€˜Anonimo Bologneseโ€™ (ca. 1500 - 1550). Performed with a synthetic blade due to public access, this is the 9th action. -โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”- As many of you are probably aware, my moniker of โ€˜Wandering Swordsmanโ€™ used in these videos is based on the old European concept of a non guild affiliated instructor in swordsmanship being little better than a vagabond. This is particularly apt due to my lifestyle choice of living on a boat and travelling around the south of England, putting up posters and offering classes wherever I happen to stop. -โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”- Initiating action a.) Begin the action in cinghiara porta di ferro alta, with your false edge in contact with that of your opponent. b.) Cut a mandritto into your opponents blade as you pass right. c.) Inflict a falso to your opponents face as you draw your left foot behind your right. Counter action a.) Stand in guardia di porta di ferro alta, and do not react as your opponent beats down your blade. b.) Raise your hands over your head to catch your opponents falso. c.) Pass left, turning your blade over your head and gripping it at halfsword, so that the blade slopes down and to your left. Force your opponents blade to the side. d.) Finish with a mandritto to your opponents head. I finally managed to buzz those nasty, messy head-weeds off my scalp! Phew... The great plague of 2020 has certainly allowed me to cultivate my 16th c. beard, and I seem to be looking somewhat trimmer again too ๐Ÿ˜ƒ If you want to support the channel, feel free to get me a coffee over at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/JayMaxwell and donโ€™t forget to like and subscribe โ˜•๏ธ #diaryofawanderingswordsman #tempusfugitives #coffee
The Military Billhook (Welsh or Forest Bill) - George Silver (1599) - paradoxes, ch. 13 pt. 1&2 George Silver was a controversial character, even in his time, for his vehement opposition to the popular Italian systems being taught in London during the 16th century. Claiming to be revealing the older English methods of combat, his โ€˜Paradoxes of Defense for the True Handling of all Manner of Weaponsโ€™ does give an excellent description of the principles upon which this systems is grounded. The bill was the primary infantry weapon of Tudor armies, and described by George Silver as having โ€œadvantage against all manner of weapons whatsoeverโ€. Ironically, Di Grassi, the author of an earlier book on Italian methodology popular in London - including the use of the bill - agreed with this notion in stating that the bill was the final and most superior form of polearm. -โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”- As many of you are probably aware, my moniker of โ€˜Wandering Swordsmanโ€™ used in these videos is based on the old European concept of a non guild affiliated instructor in swordsmanship being little better than a vagabond. This is particularly apt due to my lifestyle choice of living on a boat and travelling around the south of England, putting up posters and offering classes wherever I happen to stop. -โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”- Technique 1 a.) Catch your opponents weapon in the fork of yours and displace it down and to the side. b.) Run the fork up the haft of their weapon, and onto their hands as you start forward. c.) Continue to pass forward to catch your opponents neck or limbs with the hook of the bill. d.) Lacerate and unbalance your opponent by yanking sharply on the bill as you pass back. e.) Although not strictly speaking in the text, it seems impolite to just leave your opponent lying there, so finish them off. f.) Return back into guard. Technique 2 a.) Catch your opponents weapon in the fork of yours and displace it down and to the side, this time so forcefully that you cannot attack his hands. b.) Pass forwards into the opening you have created, placing your left hand near the head of your bill as you hook your opponents knee. c.) Pass forwards again, tearing your opponents knee out with the hook of your bill as you close in to grapple. For more on this subject, or if you would like to purchase your own training weapons to practice the content of these videos, please visit our website: www.tempus-fugitives.co.uk I finally managed to buzz those nasty, messy head-weeds off my scalp! Phew... The great plague of 2020 has certainly allowed me to cultivate my 16th c. beard, although I seem to be getting fatter every episode too ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿบ If you want to support the channel, feel free to get me a coffee over at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/JayMaxwell and donโ€™t forget to like and subscribe โ˜•๏ธ #diaryofawanderingswordsman #tempusfugitives #coffee
Today, 475 years ago, King Henry VIII flagship The Mary Rose sank in The Solent, close to Portsmouth UK. 500 years later you can visit the shipwreck at The Mary Rose museum in Portsmouth. When I was there with my fellow Tudorian Sean Rosseel, I was deeply touched and wrote this song about it. I like to thank my son Dimitri Rosseel for all the hours spent behind his mixing table to finally deliver this wonderful track! Play on your hifi or good headset to hear the fine mix... ;-) Go back through the mists of time to the banks of Portsmouth and see the Mary Rose sinking on 19 July 1545...