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    Unopened wine bottles still on board a royal ship 340 years after it sank

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    Unopened wine bottles still on board a royal ship 340 years after it sank

    A warship carrying about 330 people – including James Stuart, future King of England – ran aground and sank on May 6, 1682. Now the shipwreck’s location has finally been revealed off the coast of England 340 years later.

    When the HMS Gloucester sank, it became half buried in the seabed. There was no formal passenger manifest, but it’s estimated that 130 to 250 crew and passengers drowned.

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    At the time of the calamity, the then-Duke of York was a Catholic heir to the Protestant throne during a time of both political and religious tension. His near miss stands out in British history, as does the significant loss of life. “Because of the circumstances of its sinking, this can be claimed as the single most significant historic maritime discovery since the raising of the Mary Rose in 1982,” Claire Jowitt, professor of English and history at the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom, said in a statement. “The discovery promises to fundamentally change understanding of 17th-century social, maritime and political history.”


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    Artifacts have already been collected and conserved from the site, such as clothing, shoes, navigational and naval equipment, and lots of wine bottles – including some that remain unopened. One of the wine bottles bears a glass seal with the crest of George Washington’s ancestors, the Legge family. And that crest’s design preceded the US Stars and Stripes.

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    Yeah, but is the wine as good as Mogen David?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OLD GUY IN FLORIDA View Post
    Yeah, but is the wine as good as Mogen David?
    I certainly wouldn't try it.
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    What good is a 350 year old of wine once it has been opened? Then it is just a 350 year old container.

    That would be something to have a bottle of George Washington's ancestors wine on display in the Smithsonian.

    But the left would order it destroyed as slave made wine.
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    It's like that can of unopened Billy Beer a friend of mine has from the 70's.




    I would not drink it!
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    It's certainly been chilled. Not sure that preserves 340 year old wine though.

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