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Mary Rose Open for Public Viewing After 471 Years

Four hundred and seventy one years after it sank in the Solent in 1545, King Henry VIII’s flag ship, Mary Rose, is now, once again, accessible to the viewing public at the Mary Rose Museum in the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, … Continue reading

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New Mary Rose Museum Opens to the Public in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

The carrack Mary Rose was King Henry VIII’s flagship. After thirty three years of service, it sank in the Solent on July 19, 1545. Out of 500 sailors, 35 survived. The wreck was located in 1971 and the ship was … Continue reading

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Speed Dating – Nelson Style !?!

Nelson style speed dating?   I hope this doesn’t involve boarding with cutlasses. Unlucky in love? Try speed dating Nelson-style! His romance with mistress Lady Hamilton is the stuff of legend – and singletons will hope to harness some of Lord Nelson’s pulling … Continue reading

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HMS Victory in the Snow

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard has posted some lovely photos of HMS Victory and the dockyard after a recent snowfall. Click on the thumbnails for a larger image.   To see more visit their website or Facebook album page.

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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard marks 88 years of HMS Victory

HMS Victory in recent snowy weather Portsmouth Historic Dockyard marks 88 years of HMS Victory From broadside battles off the Mediterranean coast to Vice Admiral Lord Nelson’s triumph in the Battle of Trafalgar and campaigns in the Baltic, the guardians … Continue reading

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