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OCCAISIONAL PUBLICATIONS OF THE NAVY RECORDS SOCIETY

Volume II [ 2000 ]

THE ANTHONY ROLL of Henry VIII's Navy NRS Society Occaisional Publication v.2
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THE
ANTHONY ROLL

of Henry VIII's Navy

Edited by
C. S. Knighton and D. M. Loades

Published by ASHGATE
for
THE NAVY RECORDS SOCIETY
in association with
THE BRITISH LIBRARY and MAGDALENE COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE 2000

A blue cloth book with gilt lettering to spine. no inscriptions. FINE condition. In a FINE condition unclipped dust jacket. AS NEW

220 mm. x 303 mm. 198 pages

Weight wrapped just short of 1.25 kilo.

ISBN 0754600947

Jacket flap blurb

THE ANTHONY ROLL
Here for the first time complete in print is the famous pictorial survey of Henry VIII's navy compiled in 1546 by Anthony, a clerk in the ordnance office. Originally comprising three rolls of vellum, the MS features paintings of each of the king's 58 ships, below which are set details of their guns_ shot. and related equipment. Two of the original rolls were given by Charles II to Samuel Pepys, who had them cut to form a volume which is one of the treasures of his library, now at Magdalene College, Cambridge. The other roll remains in the British Library. Several of the illustrations have become familiar, especially that of the Mary Rose, herself already a wreck when Anthony presented his work to the king. The present edition re-assembles the three parts of the Anthony Roll, allowing the document to be seen in its original sequence for the first time in over 300 years. The fleet which Henry VIII created is revealed as the king saw it in the last year of his life. Because of the unusual format of the MS, a complete facsimile is not presented here. Anthony's paintings at Magdalene and in the British Library are reproduced in full colour from newly commissioned photographs. Adjacent to each ship illustration is the relevant text, given in its original spelling.

In the Introduction Anthony's personal and professional career is set out for the first time, and the subsequent history of his MS is revealed as a subject of interest in its own right. In order to explore the many facets of this remarkable document, a work of art as well as an administrative record, the Introduction includes essays by experts in the fields of ordnance, art history, heraldry and fabric, and on the oared vessels which were so distinctive a feature of the navy of the time. Marine archaeologists from the Mary Rose Trust examine the accuracy of Anthony's representation and inventory of the Mary Rose in the light of the excavation of the ship.

In the second part of this volume there is a transcript of an earlier inventory of Henry VIII's ships, including again the Mary Rose and her sister ship the Peter Pomegranate, both then newly built. Unlike Anthony's specifically ordnance inventory, this document of 1514 includes the whole range of the ships' equipment, from rigging and weaponry to navigational aids and kitchen utensils. The spelling of the original is again preserved.

The volume includes a summary of the service careers of all the ships featured in the two documents, and a comprehensive Glossary of technical terms.

THE EDITORS

C.S. Knighton, of the Public Record Office, whose previous publications include the catalogue of all the naval MSS in the Pepys Library. D.M. Loades, Professor Emeritus of the University of Wales, and author of the standard history of the Tudor Navy.

Essay contributors: John E.G. Bennell (oared vessels). NIaria Hayward (flags: fabric). Alexzandra Hildred (archaeology). Ann Payne (art history). Stuart Vine (archaeology). Timothy Wilson (flags: heraldry).
Photographers: G.D. Bye and Laurence Pordes.

Cover Illustration
Jacket Illustration: The Henry Grace a Dieu, the first ship on the Roll.

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