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The Cowdray engravings and the loss of the Mary Rose

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  • Dominic Fontana
The Cowdray engravings are a set of images recording Henry VIII’s campaign in France during the summer of 1544 and the events of 19th July 1545 in Portsmouth, the Solent and the Isle of Wight, showing the attempt by the forces of the French King, Francis 1st, to invade England and wrest the crown from Henry. One of the most notable events that occurred during the “Battle of the Solent” was the loss of King Henry VIII’s vice flagship, the Mary Rose, and her sinking is clearly shown in this picture. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology is employed to gather geographical information from the image thereby developing a digital map of the battle. From this a potential scenario for the sinking of the Mary Rose is proposed. web address = http://www.myoldmap.com/dominic/maryrose/ Click on Organisation below to go to website
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationPortsmouth
PublisherDominic Fontana
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jan 2012

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