Raising the Dead: The Skeleton Crew of King Henry VIII's Great Ship the Mary Rose

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In Raising The Dead, A.J.Stirland uses archaeological and skeletal evidence to give the reader a welcome insight into the lives of the mariners and soldiers of the Mary Rose, King Henry VIII's favourite warship before she sank in 1545. This book examines the building, sinking and raising of the Mary Rose and her historical context before moving on to the examination of what the remains of the crew can reveal to us about fighting men of that period, from their ages and height to their health, diet and physical condition.
This is the first book to deal with the men who made up the crew of the Mary Rose. It provides an exciting glimpse of Tudor life and the Tudor navy, relating archaeological findings to existing documentary evidence, opening a fascinating window into one of Henry VIII's Great Ships and a frozen moment of sixteenth-century time.

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The Mary Rose was one of King Henry VIII's favourite warships before she sank during an engagement with the French fleet on 19th July, 1545. Her discovery and raising were seminal events in the history of nautical archeology. Apart from the Captain and Vice Admiral, nothing is known about the crew of the Mary Rose. The only evidence about her complement of 415 men rests with their skeletal remains.
In Raising the Dead, A.J. Stirland uses archaeological and skeletal evidence to give the reader a welcome insight into the lives of the mariners and soldiers of the Mary Rose, from their ages and height to their health, diet and physical condition. This book examines the building, sinking and raising of the Mary Rose and her historical context before moving on to the examination of what the remains of the crew can reveal to is about fighting men of that period. Many new findings have been made through analysis of their bones, including the effects of some activities and occupations on the skeletons of the men.
This is the first book to deal with the men who made up the crew of the Mary Rose. It provides an exciting glimpse of Tudor life and the Tudor navy, relating archaeological findings to existing documentary evidence, opening a fascinating window into one of Henry VIII's Great Ships and a frozen moment of sixteenth-century time. This book will appeal both to professionals in the area, and to those for whom Tudor history holds a general fascination.

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"there is much of interest in the account of the men who perished in the Mary Rose" (Anatomy, Vol.199, 2001)                                             

"...well written and clear...the author has well succeeded in presenting a reliable osteobiography of the Mary Rose skeleton crew..." (Int Jnl of Osteoarchaeology, September/October 2002)

"...a reliable osteobiography of the Mary Rose skeleton crew...will probably appeal to a borad circle of readers..." (Intl Jnl of Osteoarchaeology, Vol 12 2002)

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