1599 – Robert Blake was born in Bridgwater, Somerset, United Kingdom.
1615 – Attended Oxford University 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.
1640 – Blake was elected as the Member of Parliament for Bridgwater in the Short Parliament.
1649 – Blake was appointed General at Sea (a rank corresponding to Admiral).
1653 – Served in the Barebones Parliament.
1655 – He was sent to the Mediterranean to extract compensation from the piratical states.
1657 – Won against the Spanish West Indian Fleet over the English seizure of Jamaica in the West Indies.
– On 20th of April he totally destroyed a Spanish silver fleet.
– Blake died on 17th of August from old wounds within sight of Portsmouth and was buried in Westminster Abbey.