Monday, 15 October 2012

Modern neutron techniques analyse Tudor firepower on the Mary Rose

Scientists and archeologists at the University of Huddersfield harness modern technology to learn about the weapons and ammunition on board Tudor battleship Mary Rose, dramatically raised back to the surface 30 years ago

THIRTY years ago – on  11 October 1982 –  the Tudor warship  Mary Rose was dramatically raised to the surface,  more than four centuries after she sank accidentally during an engagement with the French fleet in 1545.  But after three  decades of research into the ship and its contents,  there is still much that can be learned,  especially by the application of new technology,  and this is exactly what is happening at the University of Huddersfield, in collaboration with The Mary Rose Trust.

The University is home both to the International Institute for Accelerator Applications and an Arms and Armour Research Group. Their combined expertise is leading to new discoveries about the weaponry and ammunition on board the Henry VIII’s flagship.

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