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The word admiral comes from the Arabic term amir-al-bahr meaning "commander of the seas." Crusaders learned the term during their encounters with the Arabs, perhaps as early as the 11th century.
King Edward I of England appointed the first English Admiral in 1297 when he named William de Leyburn[?] "Admiral of the sea of the King of England." Sometime later the title became Lord High Admiral and appeared to be concerned with administering naval affairs rather than commanding at sea.
The admirals of the 1860s wore the same number of stars on their shoulders as admirals of corresponding grades do today.
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Anciently there were three or four admirals appointed for the English seas, all of them holding the office durante beneplacito, and each of them having particular limits under his charge and government, as admiral of the fleet of ships from the mouth of the Thames, northward, southward, or westward.
The admiral and commander-in-chief of the fleet has the rank of a field-marshal in the army; admirals with flags at the main take rank with generals of horse and foot;vice-admirals with lieutenant-generals; rear admirals with major-generals; commodores of the first and second class with broad pendants with brigadier-generals.
When he high admiral, however, went to sea in person, he had usually a commission under the great seal appointing him admiral and captain-general of the fleet sometimes with powers to confer knighthood, and generally to punish with life and limb.
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 Luminarium Encyclopedia: Thomas Seymour, Lord High Admiral.
THOMAS SEYMOUR, BARON SEYMOUR OF SUDELEY, lord high admiral of England, was fourth son of Sir John Seymour of Wolf Hall, Wiltshire, and younger brother of the Protector Edward Seymour, 1st duke of Somerset.
No sooner was Henry VIII dead than the lord high admiral tried to secure the princess (afterwards queen) Elizabeth in marriage; and when this project was frustrated he secretly married the late king's widow, Catherine Parr, whose hand he had vainly sought as early as 1543.
He entered into relations with pirates on the western coasts, whom it was his duty as lord high admiral to suppress, with a view to securing their support; and when the Protector invaded Scotland in the summer of 1547, Seymour fomented opposition to his authority in his absence.
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 Wikinfo | Admiral   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The rank of Admiral should not be confused with the office of Admiral of England or Lord High Admiral, which was an office held by the person with overall responsibility for the Navy.
The admiral's squadron wore a red ensign, the vice admiral's white, and the rear admiral's blue.
In 1996 the rank of Admiral of the Fleet was put in abeyance in peacetime, except for members of the Royal family.
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 United Kingdom: Admiralty
Lord Admiral Lisle's Instructions of 10 August 1545; "Item the lord admirall shall beare one banner of the Kinges Majts armes in his mayne topp and one flag of Saint George crosse in his fore topp".
The Anchor Flag of the LHA was also the flag of the Commissioners for Executing the Office of the Lord High Admiral, known generally as the Board of Admiralty, and was flown at the main masthead of the Admiralty yacht when members of the Board were embarked.
As a result, the position of Lord High Admiral was taken out of commission, and now inheres in the Queen, who therefore flew the Admiralty flag on her yacht HMS Britannia when it was still in commission.
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 Charles HOWARD (1° E. Nottingham)
Lord High Admiral of England, is chiefly remembered as commander-in-chief of the English fleet against the Spanish Armada in 1588.
Lord Howard received new evidence of the Queen's esteem when on 3 Apr 1575, he was elected to the companionship of the Order of the Garter, filling the vacancy created by the execution of his cousin the Duke of Norfolk.
His adult experience before his appointment as Lord High Admiral in 1585, while extending to brief periods of command of a squadron of ships and of soldiers, was mainly as courtier, diplomat, and trusted servant to Elizabeth.
www.tudorplace.com.ar /Bios/CharlesHoward(1ENottingham).htm   (1829 words)

 Admiral - LoveToKnow 1911
ADMIRAL, the title of the general officer who commands a fleet, or subdivision of a fleet.
By the end of the 13th century it had come to be used in England as the name of the officer who commanded the Cinque Port ships.
Such errors were naturally produced by the fantastic etymology of the middle ages.
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 Definition of Admiral from dictionary.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The chief gradations in rank are admiral, vice admiral, and rear admiral.
The admiral is the commander in chief of a fleet or of fleets.
Lord High Admiral, a great officer of state, who (when this rare dignity is conferred) is at the head of the naval administration of Great Britain.
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 United Kingdom: history of the British ensigns
Lord High Admiral, Howard of Effingham, was Joint Admiral of the Fleet, and led one squadron.
The flag of the Fleet Admirals was St George; at the fore for the Vice-, and at the mizzen for the Rear-.
The whole fleet is to be divided into three squadrons: the admiral's squadron to wear red flags and red pennants on the main topmast-head; the vice-admiral's squadron to wear blue flags and blue pennants on the fore topmast-heads; the rear-admiral's squadron to wear white flags and white pennants on the mizen topmast-heads.
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 The Admiral's Men
The Admiral's Men, or the Lord Admiral's Men, was a theatre company first patronized by Charles Howard, 2nd Baron Howard of Effingham.
The company acted first at court between 1576 and 1579 under the name of Lord Howard's Men, after which the next mention of the company is as the Admiral's Men after Howard's appointment as Lord High Admiral in 1585.
The Rose, and subsequently the Admiral's Men, were managed by Philip Henslowe, a London entrepreneur and the most famous of Elizabethan theatre managers.
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 Wikinfo | Lord   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
In feudalism, a lord (French: seigneur) is an aristocrat who claims dominion over a portion of land and the produce and labour of the serfs living thereon.
In the United Kingdom, the hereditary lords were until recent years automatically members of the House of Lords, the upper house of Parliament.
The title is used by senior judges: the Law Lords or "Lords of Appeal in Ordinary" who are life barons, judges of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales, who are known as "Lords Justices of Appeal" and judges of the Scottish Court of Session who are known as "Lords of Council and Session";
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 Lord High Admiral
The office of Admiral of England, or Lord Admiral and later Lord High Admiral was created in approximately 1400.
In 1628, Charles I put the office of Lord High Admiral into commission and control of the Royal Navy passed to a committee in the form of the Board of the Admiralty.
Control of the Navy was passed to and from the board and the Lord High Admiral a number of times until 1709 when the powers of the Lord High Admiral were finally vested in the Board of Admiralty.
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 The Old Scots Navy from 1689 to 1710
Archbald Sinclair, advocate, to be Judge of the High Court of Admiralty of his said kingdom by their commission granted to him dated the fourteenth day of August ninety and five years, and his Majesty being well in­formed and assured of the ability, fidelity, care­fulness and loyalty of the said Mr.
Marquis of Montrose as Lord High Admiral of Scotland.
to the Earl of Wemyss as Lord High Admiral of Scotland.
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 Flags on the Royal Yacht Britannia, United Kingdom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The Admiral of the Fleet's Flag is a Union Jack; I cannot identify the flag at the mizzen.
In 1955 the Admiralty reluctantly agreed that the flag of the Admiral of the Royal Yacht Squadron, a position held by the Duke of Edinburgh, might be flown at the foremast when he was on board Britannia in certain circumstances.
HRH the Duke, being the senior male in the Royal family, is by default an admiral of the fleet, a field marshal and a marshal of the RAF.
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 Royal Navy Diction and Slang
ADMIRAL The word itself is of Arabic origin (Emir-el-Bahr means Lord of the Seas).
LORD HIGH ADMIRAL Until 1964, when the Admiralty merged with the other Service Ministries into the new Ministry of Defence, the last holder of this title had been King William IV, when Duke of Clarence about 1827.
The Lords of the Admiralty moved in September 1725, but it was not till 1870 that the whole staff of the Navy Office had been transferred from Somerset House.
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 The Military Forces of Cormyr v1.2: Blue Dragons
Admirals generally command the naval bases at which squadrons are based, although they usually have no authority over the defense of the city itself unless they are also assigned to be the overall garrison commander in a joint naval-land command.
The Lord High Admiral of the Cormyrean Imperial Navy is nominally the head of the Alliance even though many members are not Cormyrean, although the Alliance is chartered and sponsored by diplomatic agreement of several governments with commercial shipping on the Inner Sea and who have a vested interest in opposing piracy.
Lord Admiral Truesilver has requested that additional catapults and ballistae be installed in the King's Tower to defend the western part of the city, but this has not yet been approved.
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 The Royal Court of Orkney and the Isle
The High Princess Lorraine had order the councilors to greet the High King and the members of the High Court that had come to watch her coronation as the new Queen of Orkney and that of her Prince Consort, Paul of Marianna of lower Gore.
Next, came the delegation of the kingdoms, representing Lothian was High Prince Steven and Princess Lisa; representing Gore was the Princesses Melissa and Yolanda; representing Eire was the Prince Regent Clark; representing Cromwell was the High Prince David and the Princess Nina; representing Savoy was the High Princess Maria Luisa.
His grandmother had always said that the High King would never live up to the terms of the censure of his father and so with her removal he had believed that the his cousin would ask him to formal renounce his claim to the throne.
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 ipedia.com: Admiral Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Below him was another admiral at the rear of the fleet, called Rear Admiral.
In the 18th century, the original nine ranks began to be filled by more than one person per rank, although the rank of Admiral of the Red was always filled by only one person and was known as Admiral of the Fleet, but the organisation of the fleet into coloured squadrons was abandoned in 1864.
The rank of Commodore in the Royal Navy is not considered a flag rank, and Commodores fly swallow-tailed pennants bearing the cross of St George and a single red ball in the upper hoist.
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 History of Penn Law - Medallions and Inscriptions
He became judge of the consistory in 1788 and by 1789 was made judge of the High Court of Admiralty.
He received the honor of knighthood in 1788 and upon the coronation of George IV was raised to the peerage as Baron Stowell.
William Hazlitt and Henry Philip Roche, A manual of the law of maritime warfare, embodying the decisions of Lord Stowell and other English judges, and of the American courts, and the opinions of the most eminent jurists: with an appendix of the official documents and correspondence in relation to the present war (1854).
www.law.upenn.edu /about/history/medallions/stowell   (431 words)

 Admiralty and Maritime Law Guide - William Blacksone, Commentaries on the Laws Of England
The maritime courts, or such as have power and jurisdiction to determine all maritime injuries, arising upon the seas, or in parts out of the reach of the common law, are only the court of admiralty, and it's courts of appeal.
The court of admiralty is held before the lord high admiral of England, or his deputy, who is called the judge of the court.
But in case of prize vessels, taken in time of war, in any part of the world, and condemned in any courts of admiralty or vice-admiralty as lawful prize, the appeal lies to certain commissioners of appeals consisting chiefly of the privy council, and not to judges delegates.
www.admiraltylawguide.com /documents/blackstone.html   (585 words)

 King James II
Returning to England with King Charles II in 1660 he was appointed lord high admiral and warden of the Cinque Ports.
Anti-Catholic feeling ran so high that, after the discovery of the Popish Plot, he found it wiser to retire to Brussels (1679), while Shaftesbury and the Whigs planned to exclude him from the succession.
He was lord high commissioner of Scotland (1680-82), where he occupied himself in a severe persecution of the Covenanters.
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 Droit - LoveToKnow 1911
directus, straight), a legal title, claim or due; a term used in English law in the phrase droits of admiralty, certain customary rights or perquisites formerly belonging to the lord high admiral, but now to the crown for public purposes and paid into the exchequer.
The droits of admiralty were definitely surrendered for the benefit of the public by Prince George of Denmark, when lord high admiral of England in 1702.
American law does not recognize any such droits, and the disposition of captured property is regulated by various acts of Congress.
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 NOTTINGHAM, CHARLES HOWARD, 1ST EARL OF. The Columbia Encyclopedia: Sixth Edition. 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Appointed (1585) lord high admiral, he commanded the English fleet that defeated the Spanish Armada (1588) and shared command (with the 2d earl of Essex) of the expedition against Cádiz (1596).
He was created (1597) earl of Nottingham and in 1599 was given command of both land and sea forces.
Nottingham continued his service under James I, remaining lord high admiral until 1619.
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 Lord High Admiral of Scotland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Lord High Admiral of Scotland was one of the Great Offices of State of Scotland before the Union with England in 1707.
Apart from occasional earlier references, the office seems to have originated in the early 15th century, and was held by the Earls of Bothwell, and the Dukes of Lennox.
By the Act of Union 1707 all admiralty jurisdictions were placed under the Lord High Admiral of Great Britain or Commissioners of the Admiralty.
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 Scholastic Canada - The Nine Days Queen
You are to become the Lord High Admiral’s ward, that is all.
And if the Lord High Admiral was arranging it, it could only be in order to further his own interests.
If she were the admiral’s ward and she were to become queen.
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 Naval traditions: Names of ranks
King Edward I appointed the first English Admiral in 1297 when he named William de Leyburn "Admiral of the sea of the King of England." Sometime later the title became Lord High Admiral and appeared to be concerned with administering naval affairs -rather than commanding at sea.
Sometimes he was called "Admiral in the rear." The British have had Vice and Rear Admirals since at least the Sixteenth Century.
The sleeve stripes now used by Admirals and Vice Admirals date from March 11, 1869, when the Secretary of the Navy's General Order Number 90 specified that for their "undress" uniforms Admirals would wear a two-inch stripe with three half-inch stripes above it and Vice Admirals the two-inch stripe with two half-inch stripes above it.
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 The Admiralty
Nominally the Admiralty was headed by the Lord High Admiral, but the last man to fill this post was Prince George of Denmark in 1709, and afterwards it was headed by the seven "Lords Commissioners for Executing the Office of Lord High Admiral" - the Admiralty Board, whose senior member was the First Lord.
He was usually a civilian, or occasionally an admiral, and a member of the Cabinet.
The First Lord lived there in a suite of apartments, and it had a staff of between fifty and sixty, headed by the First and Second Secretaries, who had great authority not only in carrying out the Board's instructions but also in initiating action.
www.hmsrichmond.org /admiralty.htm   (1163 words)

 Pepys' Diary: Admiralty
In the 1660’s James, Duke of York and Lord High Admiral, along with commanders and administrators like William Batten, William Penn, Samuel Pepys and Peter Pett took a keen interest in the navy.
The Lord High Admiral was the officer of state (member of the government) responsible for the navy to the King.
The Court of Admiralty, responsible for jurisdiction over maritime affairs, and the Navy Board which administered the navy were responsible to the Lord High Admiral.
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