Talk:Anthony Roll

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Featured article Anthony Roll is a featured article; it (or a previous version of it) has been identified as one of the best articles produced by the Wikipedia community. Even so, if you can update or improve it, please do so.
Main Page trophy This article appeared on Wikipedia's Main Page as Today's featured article on March 17, 2011.
Article milestones
Date Process Result
January 29, 2010 Peer review Reviewed
February 16, 2010 Featured article candidate Promoted
Did You Know
A fact from this article appeared on Wikipedia's Main Page in the "Did you know?" column on January 4, 2010.
The text of the entry was: Did you know ... that 58 ships (one pictured) of the 16th century navy of Henry VIII of England were illustrated in the Anthony Roll?
Current status: Featured article


I'd like to have a separate page for the Anthony Roll, showing the pictures. They're earlier than 1923 so copyright shouldn't apply. But it redirects to this page. How do I delete the redirect? Thanks SpookyMulder 09:44, 24 October 2006 (UTC)

Done, try Anthony Roll now. User|Neddyseagoon 12:07, 24 October 2006 (UTC)


There's a subpage at User:Peter Isotalo/project that's going to be thrown into this article within the next few days. It's planned as a DYK in conjunction with Mary Rose and an upcoming image donation. Read more about it here.

Anyone who helps out will of course share a DYK credit.

Peter Isotalo 19:14, 25 December 2009 (UTC)

The principle DYK update has now been implemented. A request will soon be placed at T:TDYK to have this article featured either on January 3 or 4 (not decided which is best yet) to coincide with a press release about an image donation from the Mary Rose Trust. The images themselves will be uploaded just before the press release on January 3 and will be inserted into this and other articles just after. For more info and discussion, see Wikipedia talk:Did you know#Scheduling a DYK date.
And help with improving the article in time for the press release is of course greatly appreciated.
Peter Isotalo 13:54, 26 December 2009 (UTC)
Reference to the Mary Rose in this article should make clear that the ship as rebuilt in 1536 differed markedly from the original construction of 1509; this fact seems to have misled many contributors. The original ship still owed a great deal to medieval ship design, with a few heavy guns concentrated in the stern section, but with a variety of smaller (anti-personnel) weapons in the castles forewards and aft - the small guns being serpentines and stone guns. As rebuilt she was enlarged from 500 to 700 tons (i.e. her principal dimensions were substantially increased) and she was rebuilt with an extra deck, and an extra tier of broadside heavy guns on the existing main deck (with the number of serpentines and stone guns substantially reduced. Her hull form was also seemingly improved, so that she should in effect be considered to be largely a new vessel in 1636. Rif Winfield (talk) 22:35, 17 March 2011 (UTC)


I've transferred the entire text of the Roll to Wikisource. There's a link in the article under "External links", but since we're talking about the full text, would it be possible (or, indeed, appropriate) to place the link in a more prominent position?

Peter Isotalo 23:37, 27 December 2009 (UTC)

Try placing in in a part of the article which discusses, say, the number of ships recorded, or the name of a particular ship in the document. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:30, 7 March 2010 (UTC)

  • What a lovely thing to read about - totally news to me, a great article to be on the main page. I was very pleased to (eventually) find the original text - is there any way within formatting guidelines to get the fact that the whole text is on WikiSource placed more prominently? almost-instinct 10:11, 17 March 2011 (UTC)