Author Results for J.R. Powell

Sir George Ayscue’s Capture of Barbados in 1651

By J.R. Powell

Account of how a Parliamentary naval squadron under the command of Sir George Ayscue besieged and finally captured the island of Barbados, which was under the command of the Royalist Governor, Lord Willoughby of Parham. Ayscue’s actions were carried out in a very diplomatic manner and there was no victimisation. Read More

Filed under: English Civil War | Caribbean
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Navies

The Expedition of Blake and Mountagu in 1655

By J.R. Powell

The article focuses on the political intrigues and machinations behind the operations of the Fleet commanded by the Commonwealth General at Sea Robert Blake, through the correspondence of his assistant Edward Mountagu. It follows the activities around Spain and Portugal as well as the visit to Algiers and attack on Malaga and ends with Stayner’s […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Dutch Wars | Mediterranean
Subjects include: Navies | Strategy & Diplomacy