|Pewter was the unbreakable dinnerware of the time. It was also recyclable, and when styles changed owners could bring back their old plates and have new ones made. One of the investors in the Henrietta Marie was Thomas Winchombe, a pewter manufacturer. His portion of the investment included pewter tankards, bowls, basins and plates. Pewter wares were used by the crew and captain for eating and drinking, and were popular trade items with African royalty.|
The Port of London
Built on the banks of the River Thames, London had been a thriving port since ancient times. As a busy metropolis, London was the place to which young people came to learn trades as apprentices, to get the best wages for even unskilled labor, and to fulfill their dreams.