Rich Tudors had clocks in their homes. Most people relied on pocket sundials to tell the time.The majority of the Mary Rose sundials came with a simple flat lid that clipped onto the top of the sundial, which you can see on the right of the image
This is one of 44 Linstocks , (from the dutch word lontstok, meaning "match stick") found on board the Mary Rose. It is made of ash, and was found in the hold, although it may have drifted after the ship went down.
Graffiti reading "Ny Coup Cook" was found carved onto a bowl, and "Ny Cop" onto the lid of a tankard, leading archaeologists to believe that was the name of the cook onboard. His skeleton was found nearby and tests showed he was in his 30s, with heavy strong bones but spent much of his working life bent over.
These brass 'singlehander' dividers, which were probably made in the Netherlands, were found in an enclosed area towards the bow of the Mary Rose in a fitted wooden case. The presence of these, as well as other navigational equipment, tell us that the Pilot, or navigator, was considered important enough to warrant his own cabin. Image @Mary Powers Powers Powers Powers Powers Rose Trust