Object Title

Bow

Bow

Date

1531-1570

Object Number

XI.1

Provenance

Sold by the Deane Brothers, Portsmouth Point, 12 November 1840. From the wreck of the Mary Rose sunk in 1545

Physical Description

Of yew, of rounded D section,tapered at the tips to take the nocks, now missing. Recovered with XI.2 from the wreck before 1845.

Featured in

Hundred Years War

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length: 1850mm (72.75in.) Greatest girth: 115mm ( 4.5in.)

Bibliographic References

R.Hardy,Longbow: A Social and Military History. Cambridge. 1976, pp21,32,54,56.

G Rimer, T Richardson and J P D Cooper, Henry VIII: Arms and the Man, Leeds, 2009 p.142

Notes

This and XI.2 are recorded in the 1857 Tower Remain [I.21] as 'Long bows,yew,recovered from the wreck of the Mary Rose [ which was sunk at Spithead in the reign of Henry VIII. while forming the line of battle against the French squadron A.D. 1545.] by Deane and Edward's Diving apparatus - 2.'
They were then displayed in a glass case by the western window of Queen Elizabeth's Armoury.


A partial drawing with dimensions of this item has been prepared. See inventory file.


See XI.103 for another Mary Rose bow.