As those of you who read this awesome post about Captain Bligh might recall, I love Cracked. They have a tendency to publish historical themed articles with a twist, and just recently published one featuring Henry VIII’s favorite […]
Though best known today for her tragic sinking, Henry VIII’s Mary Rose was a successful warship for 34 years: almost the entire duration of his reign.
Whether the comparisons are obvious or not, as The New Yorker noted, “O’Brian acknowledges Jane Austen as one of his inspirations, and she need not be ashamed of the affiliation” (ctd. in King 344).
If you’ve ever wondered exactly what our dear Dr. Maturin’s domain was like, this illustration, drawn to scale and labeled, is an excellent place to start!