PORK PIE FOUND ON MARY ROSE??
Jo and I have had a wonderful trip to Portsmouth's Historic Dockyard... a MUST see for all ages. Did you know... The Mary Rose was, probably, carrying supplies for two weeks when she sank. An enormous quantity including: 1800kg of beef, 900kg of pork, 750 fish, 3150kg of hard biscuits and 31,500 litres of beer. Sounds a lot but there were at least 600 men, 1 dog and 2 rats to feed! (yes they found bones to verify this.)AMAZING.
In 1545, there were 140,000 men in the English forces on land and sea. This was almost twice the population of London at the time.