On 11 September 2010 I visited Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. First I was on aboard of HMS Warrior 1860, then I popped over to Mary Rose Museum.
Brief history about Mary Rose:
The Mary Rose was built between 1509 and 511 and one of the first ships able to fire a broadside. It was a firm favourite of King Henry VIII and he almost certainly paid for it from his private purses. The ship is said to be named after Mary his favourite sister and Rose after the Tudor emblem, although there may also be a religious connections. Henry VIII witnessed the tragic sinking of Mary Rose in July 1545 when it w... From:
Mary Rose Museum------ The Only Surviving 16th Century Tudor Warship