Sir George Ayscue, Commonwealth and Restoration Admiral

By Peter Le Fevre, published May 1982


Biography of the career of Sir George Ayscue (c.1615 – 1672). Provides an account of his service on the Parliamentarian side during the English Civil War, including his role at the siege of Pendennis Castle, actions around the Scilly Islands in the Irish Sea, and service in the Caribbean as Governor of Barbados. Also covers his actions during the Anglo-Dutch wars including his inconclusive engagement with De Ruyter in the Channel in 1652 and his post-Restoration part in the Four Days’ Battle in 1666, where he was captured while serving as Admiral of the White aboard Royal Prince.

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Filed under: English Civil War | English Channel | Dutch Wars | Irish Sea | Caribbean
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Biography

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