Robert Blake (admiral)

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Robert Blake (1598 – 17 August 1657) 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. Blake is recognised as the chief founder of England's naval supremacy.[1][2][3][4] Its dominance was inherited by the British Royal Navy.[5]

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  1. Greenwich Pagent, Hansard, 18 July 1933
  2. "Robert Blake". British Civil Wars. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  3. "Robert Blake" (PDF). Bridgwater Town Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 March 2018. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  4. "General at Sea Robert Blake". Sea Breezes. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  5. The First Defeat of its Lessons, Colonist, Volume IV, Issue 425, 19 November 1861, Page 3