Admirals of the Fleet and their Batons

By W.E. May, published August 1980

Abstract

The baton was the sign of Commander-in-chief carried by the Flag-officers of the highest rank of the Royal Navy. The origins of this stick, and its shapes, forms and colours, followed by long list of its successive owners is the subject of this paper, a good sample of scholarship for every aspect of its content and an excellent evidence of the deep work of research done by this author.

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Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Other (Twentieth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Administration | Navies

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