Michael Baumber

During the Commonwealth years England's navy scored a series of notable victories against the Dutch and Spanish, but the heroes of the navy were army men, not sailors. Michael Baumber scrutinises the career of the greatest general-at-sea, Robert Blake, who put new heart into the Senior Service. 

The Brontes and the town of Haworth in Yorkshire, where they lived, are knitted inseparably in the popular imagination but, as Michael Baumber explains, it was not just literary genius but also religious revivalism that the parsonage spawned in this period.