A Rake’s Progress: The Earl of Rochester and the 2nd Anglo-Dutch War

Today’s guest blog was written by Rebecca Rideal, Researcher at University College London. She looks at the actions of notorious rake, the 2nd Earl of Rochester, during the 2nd Anglo-Dutch War.  When thinking about English naval history, the notorious rake and poet, John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, might not…

Models of War

Nick Ball, our Assistant Curator of Ship Models, gives a fascinating insight into some of the models within our collection.  When I look at the beautifully carved Navy Board ship models of the National Maritime Museum it is often easy to forget that these miniatures represent the incredible power of naval…