General at Sea

Robert BlakeThe term General usually refers to an Army rank in command of soldiers, but in the time of Oliver Cromwell, we find the term General at Sea being used for the first time. It applied to fighting soldiers such as Robert Blake who excelled at fighting both ashore and afloat. This new term equated with Admiral, and we find Robert Blake fighting the Dutch, the French and the Spanish at sea, and winning victory after victory.

Robert Blake (admiral) from Wikipedia 

Robert Blake (1599 – 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.


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