April 16 – Drinkable gold, Guy Fawkes and the Mary Rose

| April 16, 2022

April 16 – Drinkable gold, Guy Fawkes and the Mary Rose

What a combination I have for you today – drinkable gold, Guy Fawkes and the Mary Rose! Yes, you read that correctly! On this day in Tudor history, 16th April 1550, alchemist, apothecary and physician Francis Anthony was born, probably in London. He had a rather eventful life, being imprisoned on several occasions, and he […]

Uncovering the Tudors at the Mary Rose Museum

| May 30, 2014

Uncovering the Tudors at the Mary Rose Museum

Today we have a guest post from Miranda Murphy of the Mary Rose Museum. Over to Miranda… The Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth houses the remains of Henry VIII’s flagship, the Mary Rose, alongside the artefacts found on board. Commissioned in 1509, the year Henry came to the throne, she was in service for 34 […]

19 July 1553 – Mary I Proclaimed Queen

| July 19, 2013

19 July 1553 – Mary I Proclaimed Queen

On 19th July 1553, thirteen days after the death of her half-brother, Edward VI, Mary was proclaimed Queen in place of Queen Jane. The Earls of Pembroke and Arundel had called a council meeting the previous day to convince council members that Mary’s claim to the throne was legitimate, but it was on this day […]

The New Mary Rose Museum – A Review

| July 4, 2013

The New Mary Rose Museum – A Review

Clare Cherry and her partner, David, visited the new Mary Rose Museum last weekend and Clare has kindly reviewed it for those of us who can’t get there at the moment. I’m so jealous as it sounds like a wonderful day out and I enjoyed my visits to the old museum. Over to Clare… The […]

19 July 1545 – The Sinking of the Mary Rose

| July 19, 2011

19 July 1545 – The Sinking of the Mary Rose

On this day in history, the 19th July 1545, Henry VIII’s flagship, the Mary Rose, sank right in front of his eyes in the Battle of the Solent between the English and French fleets. We still do not know exactly why the Mary Rose sank, all we know for certain is that the English fleet […]

The Tudors Costumes on Display for Mary Rose 500 Appeal

| January 19, 2011

The Tudors Costumes on Display for Mary Rose 500 Appeal

Here at The Anne Boleyn Files, we have been supporting the Mary Rose 500 Appeal, an appeal to raise funds for the new Mary Rose museum project. As part of the fundraising, the Mary Rose museum has been having a series of events and their latest event is an exhibition of some of the costumes […]

Alan Titchmarsh Launches Limited Edition Mary Rose Pens for Museum Campaign

| November 25, 2010

Alan Titchmarsh Launches Limited Edition Mary Rose Pens for Museum Campaign

Seeing as we have been supporting the Mary Rose 500 Appeal here at the Anne Boleyn Files, I thought you’d be interested in this press release from the Mary Rose Trust:- “Broadcaster and author Alan Titchmarsh is putting his weight behind the campaign to build a spectacular new £35 million Mary Rose museum, by launching […]

Work Begins on Europe’s Biggest New Museum Project – The Mary Rose Museum

| October 12, 2010

Work Begins on Europe’s Biggest New Museum Project – The Mary Rose Museum

Before I share with you the latest Mary Rose Trust press release, I just want to thank you all for supporting The Anne Boleyn Files’ endeavour to raise £500 for the Mary Rose 500 Appeal. If you remember, we were the first of Henry VIII’s wives to pledge to raise £500 for the appeal and […]