Author Results for D. E. Kennedy

The Establishment and Settlement of Parliament’s Admiralty, 1642-1648

By D. E. Kennedy

This article considers the difficulties and delays that were experienced in Parliament’s attempts to establish a form of government for the navy to consolidate control of the fleet in the hands of commoners. It also considers the problems experienced in Parliament with establishing and appointing judges to the Admiralty Court in the face of claims […] Read More

Filed under: English Civil War | Other (location)
Subjects include: Administration | Navies

Naval Captains at the Outbreak of the English Civil War

By D. E. Kennedy

In July 1742 Parliament appointed the Earl of Warwick to command the fleet instead of Sir John Pennington, the King’s choice, and excluded two other captains. Despite these precautions, another nine captains variously declined to serve under Warwick. A detailed analysis of the naval histories of these twelve officers, and several others who had previously […] Read More

Filed under: English Civil War | English Channel
Subjects include: Biography | Navies