COMMEMORATING THE 500TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LAUNCH OF THE MARY ROSE. Note: 2011 Mary Rose £2 coin, enclosed within a First Day Cover, issued by the Royal Mint are in original package, and in pristine condition.
Two years after Henry VIII came to the throne of England, Mary Rose - a warship that reflected the hunger, power ambition of the new King - was launched. During her 34 years, she was a force on the seas. England went to war three times as the king fought to retain the country's dwindling lands in France and keep Scottish ambition to the throne at bay.