A review of the National Maritime Museum’s fascinating exhibit, Ships, Clocks and Stars: The Quest for Longitude.
Researchers at Swansea University, working with a Swedish expert, have revealed how they reconstructed the face of one of Henry VIII’s elite archers, who drowned aboard the warship Mary Rose in 1545.
This thesis addresses the distinctions between ‘pirates’ and ‘privateers’ and the reasons for and usefulness of these distinctions.
Tom Wareham examines the role played by a legendary yet ill-fated pirate in the consolidation of England’s early trading empire.
The ‘Gresham Ship’, which takes its name froma gun thought to be from the Mayfield furnace of Sir Thomas Gresham ( c. 1519–79), first came to the attention of archaeologists in July 2003.
These findings come from a new research project being carried out by sports scientists at Swansea University and the Mary Rose Trust to discover more about the lives of the 16th century archers on board the ship.
When Admiral Lord Nelson died at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 his lifetime achievements and his agonizing death elevated him to the status of a national hero.
In 1710 the trading vessel Nottingham Galley set out from London bound for Boston on a perilous late season voyage.
Toward the end of the Napoleonic War a British naval architect designed a fighting ship with a rounded instead of a square stern.
At the end of the eighteen century and during the first decades of the nineteen century, Europe was involved in continuing conflicts among the nations fighting for consolidating their own hegemony in the Western World.