Author Results for Rear Admiral Sir R. Massie Blomfield KCMG

The Union Flag

By Rear Admiral Sir R. Massie Blomfield KCMG

Following an earlier article by W. G. Perrin, Blomfield seeks to establish more accurately when and why a small National Flag was flown on a flagstaff at the bowsprit end in Royal Navy ships. The earliest reference he discovered was Captain John Yonge’s June 1596 “Rules for Naval Affayres” and although submitted to Lord Charles […] Read More

Filed under: Tudors | Other (location)
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Navies