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Ships of Edward IV.Ships of Edward IV.
Ships of Edward IV.

© National Maritime Museum, London

Repro ID: PU0283
Title: Ships of Edward IV.
Description: During his reign, Edward IV revived the English claim to the French throne and invaded a weakened France. He extorted a non-aggression treaty from Louis XI in 1475, which amounted to a lump payment of 75,000 crowns, and an annuity of 20,000 crowns. The type of ships he used to cross the channel are shown above. They were fitted with fighting platforms called castles. These were built high up at the bow and stern of the ship and were used by archers as a firing platform.
Creator: Unknown
Date: Unknown
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London


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