Mary Rose (3): The Mary Rose bell

The Mary Rose Bell is one of the few objects excavated, which date from the launch of the ship in 1511. It is made of bronze and is of Flemish origin, coming from a foundery near Antwerp. The inscription on it reads ‘I was made in the year 1510’. It was used on board to ring the passing of time and so to inform the sailors and soldiers of the change of the watch.


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