The Tudor Society

16 April – The Mary Rose

On this day in Tudor history, in the reign of King Henry VIII, a ship that would become the king's favourite flagship began her first tour of duty.

Find out more about The Mary Rose's career in this video...

Here are a couple of more detailed videos on The Mary Rose:

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 made his fortune from his invention aurum potabile, drinkable gold, which he claimed had amazing curative powers.

Find out more about Francis Anthony and why he ended up in prison...

Also on this day in Tudor history, 16th April 1570, Gunpowder Plot conspirator Guy Fawkes was baptised in York.

In this video, I talk about how the Gunpowder Plot has its origins in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I and why these men were driven to try and blow up Westminster...

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16 April – The Mary Rose