Bust of Robert Blake

Description
Robert Blake was born in Bridgwater and became its MP in 1640. At the beginning of the Civil War he joined the Parliamentary army and quickly emerged as an inspiring leader. In 1644_1645 he achieved national fame for his successful defence of Taunton against three Royalist sieges. Taunton Castle was his headquarters. Blake later became one of the greatest English admirals.
Accession Loan No.
TTNCM : 10327
Simple Name
bust
Common Name
bust of Robert Blake
Production Country
England
Material
plaster
Period Classification
Post-Medieval (AD 1500-1800)
Collection Class
Civil War & Rebellion
Production Continent
Europe
Production Date
1701-1800
On Display
Museum of Somerset
Created At
2016-05-07 16:52:25
Updated At
2016-05-07 16:52:25

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