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Robert Blake, General at Sea, 1598-165. Blake was one of the first to take up arms against King Charles I and as commander of the navy of Oliver Cromwell's Commonwealth became one of the most renowned seamen in English history. He was appointed General-at-Sea in 1649, led the English fleet against the Dutch, 1652-54, and against the Spanish 1656-57. His articles of war and fighting instructions represented fundamental reforms, which helped to lay the foundations of England's maritime…

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Taken from "Cromwell's Army : History of the English Army From 1642 to 1660 by C. H. Firth