Archery at Southsea Castle
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Weird & Wonderful Pictures Of The Week - 7th June 2013
4. Archery at Southsea Castle
Purbrook Bowmen fire a volley of flaming arrows from Southsea Castle as part of a day of events to mark the opening of the Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth.The Mary Rose was a warship part of the Tudor navy of King Henry VIII. She sank in the Solent on 19 July 1545 during an invasion by the French fleet. The wreck of the Mary Rose was rediscovered in 1971 and salvaged in 1982. The Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth's Historic Dockyard is the new home to warship and some of the 19,000 artefacts that sank with her. The museum opens 30 years after the hull of Mary Rose was raised from the sea.