David Childs

The Raising of Mary Rose

David Childs argues that Mary Rose, the Tudor battleship which was raised from the depths in 1982, represented the beginning of British naval greatness.

Shock and Oar: Mary Rose and the Fear of the French Galleys

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the recovery of Henry VIII’s flagship Mary Rose from the seabed of the Solent. David Childs examines how her long career was influenced by the threat of French naval galleys and how these may have contributed to her loss.