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Robert Blake

Robert Blake (1598 – 17 August 1657) was one of the most important military commanders of the Commonwealth of England and one of the most famous English admirals of the 17th century whose successes have never been excelled, not even by Nelson. Blake is recognised as the chief founder of England's naval supremacy, a dominance subsequently inherited by the British Royal Navy into the early 20th century. Despite this, due to deliberate attempts to expunge the Parliamentarians from history following the Restoration, Blake's achievements tend not to receive the full recognition that they deserve. Blake was one of thirteen siblings born to a merchant in Bridgwater, Somerset, where he attended Bridgwater Grammar School For Boys. After attending Wadham College, Oxford, he had hoped to follow an academic career, but failed to secure a fellowship to Merton College, probably because of his political and religious views (although it is said his height, 5 foot 6 inches, went against him). After his departure from university in 1625, it is believed that Blake was engaged in trade, and a Dutch writer subsequently claimed that he had lived for 'five of six years' in Schiedam. Having returned to

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Robert Blake -- Murder Restaurant Selling Actor's Favorite Booth

Robert Blake
Murder Restaurant Selling Actor's Favorite Booth

Bad news if you've ever wanted to sit in the booth where ex-murder suspect Robert Blake ate with his wife ... shortly before she was shot to death outside Vitello's Restaurant in L.A. -- TMZ has… READ MORE >

Robert Blake Kicked Out of Memorabilia Show

Robert Blake Kicked Out of Memorabilia Show

Robert Blake was escorted out of a hotel by security this afternoon after he got into a disagreement with the organizers of an event he was featured at. Blake was supposed to sign autographs at… READ MORE >

- 1346 days ago
Robert Blake Loves Chachi

Robert Blake
Loves Chachi

Possible killer Robert Blake ran into 49-year-old former "Happy Days" star Scott Baio outside a Starbucks yesterday. When Robert Blake went back inside the Starbucks to get something, Baio ran… READ MORE >

- 1726 days ago
Robert Blake -- Your Morning Cup O' Crazy

Robert Blake -- Your Morning Cup O' Crazy

Somehow a simple "How ya doing?" to Robert Blake turned into his thoughts on spending a year in prison, some poem about his daughter, and a verse from "Someone to Watch Over Me."Somewhere, Bonnie… READ MORE >

- 1891 days ago
Robert Blake Shows Off His Guns

Robert Blake Shows Off His Guns

Robert Blake -- who was acquitted for the murder of his wife -- didn't forget his guns inside any restaurants yesterday when we got him in Beverly Glen -- just check out those loaded weapons.Blake… READ MORE >

- 1917 days ago
Robert Blake and a Hot Date

Robert Blake and a Hot Date

Robert Blake is a hard nut to crack. On the hook civilly but not criminally for the murder of his wife, we tried valiantly to engage him in conversation. How's this, Bobby: A dating show!How do… READ MORE >

- 2071 days ago
Robert Blake -- Fully Loaded

Robert Blake -- Fully Loaded

So what to ask Robert Blake. Good Italian restaurants and shooting ranges, for starters...and enders. See Also That's What She Said ...  READ MORE >

- 2104 days ago
Kat McPhee Shot by Robert Blake

Kat McPhee Shot by Robert Blake

Former "American Idol" wannabeen Katharine McPhee was snapped outside of a restaurant next to Robert Blake ... and lived. See Also That's What She Said  READ MORE >

- 2182 days ago

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