Archive for May 30, 2014

A number of musical instruments were found in the wreck of the Mary Rose.

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A boxwood pipe made by the Bassano family. These were a family of Italian musical instrument makers who had relocated to London at the invitation of King Henry VIII

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A Tabor or snare drum which would originally been covered in animal skins.

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A fiddle and bow – It could be played like a violin or a guitar.