Mary Rose crew might have included sailors of African heritage

Bone analysis adds to evidence that Tudor England was a melting pot of ethnic diversity

Analyses of skeletons from the Mary Rose are fleshing out the crew’s past, offering further evidence that Tudor England was a bustling scene of ethnic diversity.

Researchers say studies on the human remains recovered from the warship, which sank in the Solent during a battle with the French in 1545, have revealed at least two of the crew might have had heritage from as far afield as north Africa.

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