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This in an interesting analysis of Henry VIII crew of the Mary Rose 08:55 - Mar 15 with 463 viewsStokieBlue

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/henry-viii-african-sailor

It's almost as if there is no such think as a British norm, something that I am sure doesn't sit well with the views of some.

SB

“You may not feel outstandingly robust, but if you are an average-sized adult you will contain within your modest frame no less than 7 X 10^18 joules of potential energy—enough to explode with the force of thirty very large hydrogen bombs, assuming you knew how to liberate it and really wished to make a point."

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This in an interesting analysis of Henry VIII crew of the Mary Rose on 09:03 - Mar 15 with 451 viewsGuthrum

It shouldn't really be surprising.

Even in the medieval world, it was common for governments to recruit technical experts from very far afield. The top practitioners of naval warfare (particularly the use of galleys) at the time of Henry VIII were Mediterranean. So finding people of North African extraction is entirely logical.

Plus sailors have always been quite an international bunch, by the very nature of their trade.

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This in an interesting analysis of Henry VIII crew of the Mary Rose on 11:58 - Mar 15 with 360 viewsNo9

This in an interesting analysis of Henry VIII crew of the Mary Rose on 09:03 - Mar 15 by Guthrum

It shouldn't really be surprising.

Even in the medieval world, it was common for governments to recruit technical experts from very far afield. The top practitioners of naval warfare (particularly the use of galleys) at the time of Henry VIII were Mediterranean. So finding people of North African extraction is entirely logical.

Plus sailors have always been quite an international bunch, by the very nature of their trade.


Agreed, I would have been surprised if there was not any African crew
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This in an interesting analysis of Henry VIII crew of the Mary Rose on 13:22 - Mar 15 with 323 viewsStokieBlue

This in an interesting analysis of Henry VIII crew of the Mary Rose on 11:58 - Mar 15 by No9

Agreed, I would have been surprised if there was not any African crew


It was British crew, his parents were of African decent.

SB

“You may not feel outstandingly robust, but if you are an average-sized adult you will contain within your modest frame no less than 7 X 10^18 joules of potential energy—enough to explode with the force of thirty very large hydrogen bombs, assuming you knew how to liberate it and really wished to make a point."

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This in an interesting analysis of Henry VIII crew of the Mary Rose on 14:12 - Mar 15 with 302 viewsNo9

This in an interesting analysis of Henry VIII crew of the Mary Rose on 13:22 - Mar 15 by StokieBlue

It was British crew, his parents were of African decent.

SB


I would still be surprised if there were no African on British naval ships in those days
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This in an interesting analysis of Henry VIII crew of the Mary Rose on 14:30 - Mar 15 with 293 viewsStokieBlue

This in an interesting analysis of Henry VIII crew of the Mary Rose on 14:12 - Mar 15 by No9

I would still be surprised if there were no African on British naval ships in those days


I would agree but it's nothing to do with what I've posted.

SB

“You may not feel outstandingly robust, but if you are an average-sized adult you will contain within your modest frame no less than 7 X 10^18 joules of potential energy—enough to explode with the force of thirty very large hydrogen bombs, assuming you knew how to liberate it and really wished to make a point."

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