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The Story of the Mary Rose – IMT Autumn Talks

2nd October 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Story of the Mary Rose – Dr Philip Roberts

In 1545 during a battle with an invading French fleet in the Solent, the Mary Rose capsized and tragically sunk killing about 500 of its crew members. As it was King Henry VIII’s favourite ship it was a national disaster. 437 years later the ship was raised from the seabed with over 19,000 Tudor objects and many skeletons. The story of the Mary Rose has made history in underwater archaeology and still is teaching us so much of everyday Tudor life, ship and contents conservation methods and is making outstanding scientific and maritime cutting edge breakthroughs.

Dr Philip Roberts was born in Ipswich and has always lived here. He has been a lecturer for the Mary Rose Trust for over 17 years and has a PhD in History. He has often been a guest historian on BBC Radio Suffolk, has 2 books published and is privileged to be a member of the Ipswich Maritime Trust.

Talks start at 7.30pm and all are welcome at the Waterfront Building, University of Suffolk. The cost for attending a talk is £3.50 for members and £4.50 for guests.

Car parking is available in the nearby Duke St car park (£1.70 per hour), or at IBC pay car parks (only £1 after 4pm) at St Peters Wharf by Stoke Bridge or at Fore St Baths. The cost for attending a talk is £3.50 for members and £4.50 for guests.


2nd October 2019
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Ipswich Maritime Trust


University of Suffolk Waterfront Building
University of Suffolk, Waterfront Building, 19 Neptune Quay
Ipswich, Suffolk IP4 1QJ
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