Robert Blake

Military Person

1598 – 1657

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Who was Robert Blake?

Robert Blake was one of the most important military commanders of the Commonwealth of England and one of the most famous English admirals of the 17th century, whose successes have "never been excelled, not even by Nelson" according to one biographer. Blake is recognised as the chief founder of England's naval supremacy, a dominance subsequently inherited by the British Royal Navy into the early 20th century. Despite this, due to deliberate attempts to expunge the Parliamentarians from history following the Restoration, Blake's achievements tend not to receive the full recognition that they deserve.

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Born
Sep 27, 1598
Bridgwater
Also known as
  • Father of the Royal Navy
Nationality
  • England
Profession
Education
  • Wadham College, Oxford
Died
Aug 17, 1657
Plymouth
Resting place
Westminster Abbey

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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