The Tudor Navy•When Henry VIII came to power, England had only a small navy. During his reign Henry spent a great deal of money building up a large fleet to defend the kingdom. •Life at sea was risky and dangerous, but sailors could claim new land and bring back things like cotton, spices, silk and precious metals.
•The ships used in Tudor times were called galleons. These were very large ocean ships. They had a special deck for cannons.
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