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What did the crew eat on a 16th-century Tudor warship?

Old, coloured drawing of a Tudor era warship at sea

PortandTerminal.com, January 1, 2020 LONDON, ENGLAND – Napolean, amongst others, is credited with the saying that “An army moves on its stomach“. That’s no less true for the navy. The importance of forces being well-provisioned is paramount. Mutinies have started over less important issues than the crew not having enough to eat. “Englishmen, and more especially seamen, love their bellies …

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