Posts Tagged ‘she’

Ship-shape on the south coast

Ship-shape on the south coast

Mary Rose was the pride of the Royal Navy and Henry VIII’s favourite warship until she sank during the Battle of the Solent in 1545. The ship’s discovery in the 1970s has been hailed as one of the most important archaeological finds in British history, and the recovery of her hull from the seabed in 1982 is the largest to have ever taken place. (more…)

One-woman snow-show

One-woman snow-show

Felicity Ashton is about to attempt to be the first woman to cross the Antarctic alone – weather permitting.

The 33-year-old British explorer is about to embark on a gruelling 1,700km, 65-day ski journey, though she is currently stranded at base camp at Union Glacier, waiting for the adverse weather conditions to improve before she can set off. (more…)

A royal tour of Kenya

A royal tour of Kenya

Sixty years ago, in February 1952, Her Royal Highness The Princess Elizabeth’s life changed forever. She was in Kenya, on a Commonwealth tour spanning four continents, when her father, George VI, passed away. (more…)

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