Tale of Tudor warship is told in new novel

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ONE of the most famous warships has been brought to life in a new historical novel.

Retired teacher Ray Morris has written a book about the sinking of Henry VIII’s flagship the Mary Rose titled Out of the Blue.

Mr Morris said the novel was an adventure tale featuring two young brothers who get caught up in the sinking of the ship off Portsmouth during a battle with the French in 1545.

He said the novel took him five years to write and seeks to answer the questions ‘why did the Mary Rose sink?’ and ‘why didn’t the French invade at Southsea as they had planned?’

Out of the Blue is available on amazon.co.uk