Author Results for Sir Geoffrey Callender

Sir John Mennes

By Sir Geoffrey Callender

Before the Civil War Sir John Mennes served in the navy and conveyed Rubens to England. When parliament secured control of the navy he remained loyal to Charles. On the outbreak of war he was appointed Commander in Chief of the Royal forces at sea serving under Prince Rupert until his defeat by Blake. He […] Read More

Filed under: English Civil War | Other (Early Modern) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Biography

An Educational Centenary: December 1838-December 1938

By Sir Geoffrey Callender

The first stage on the road to a naval university occurred in 1832 with the establishment of the Gunnery School, HMS Excellent, which was followed in 1838 by an Order in Council establishing the University of the Navy in the Royal Naval College, Portsmouth. In 1870 a commission under Admiral Shadwell was charged with investigating […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Twentieth C) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Administration | Miscellaneous