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'True British sailors': A comment on the origin of the men of the Mary Rose

Millard, A.R.; Schroeder, H.

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H. Schroeder



Abstract

Bell, Lee-Thorp and Elkerton (2009) have recently published an isotopic investigation of the origins of 18 men whose remains were found in the wreck of the Mary Rose, Henry VIII’s warship, which sank in 1545. They conclude that a high proportion of the ship’s crew were foreigners and that this may have contributed to confusion onboard ship and the sinking of the vessel. We have re-evaluated the data of Bell et al. and conclude that only one of the 18 sailors demonstrably spent his childhood outside the British Isles.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jul 1, 2009
Deposit Date Aug 13, 2009
Publicly Available Date Dec 14, 2009
Journal Journal of Archaeological Science
Print ISSN 0305-4403
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 37
Issue 4
Pages 680-682
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2009.06.031
Keywords Oxygen isotopes, British Isles.
Public URL https://durham-repository.worktribe.com/output/1549675

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