Author Results for C.D. Curtis

Blake and Vendome

By C.D. Curtis

Correspondence during 1652 between the French government, the English Parliamentary government and their maritime commanders Colonel Blake and the Duke of Vendome illustrating the extraordinary complexity of political matters at that time. Read More

Filed under: English Civil War | English Channel | Dutch Wars
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Navies | Strategy & Diplomacy

The Presence of Tromp during Blake’s Reduction of the Scilly Isles in 1651

By C.D. Curtis

The English Council of State suspected Tromp’s preparations, thinking that the Dutch wished to seize the islands for use as a base against the Commonwealth and, on April 1st, issued urgent orders to Blake to proceed to Scilly. Blake was instructed to enquire of Tromp his intentions. Blake declared that the Scillies had capitulated on […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | English Civil War | English Channel | North Sea | Pirates
Subjects include: Administration | Logistics | Merchant Marines | Navies | Pirates, Corsairs & Privateers | Weapons