Peter Bard

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Admiral
Sir Peter Bard
Born?
England
Died?
England
AllegianceRoyal Arms of England.png Kingdom of England
Service/branchFlag Kingdom of England.gif English Navy
Years of service1314-1339
RankAdmiral
UnitCinque Port Fleet
(1335-1336)
Western Fleet
(1338-1339)
Commands heldVice-Admiral of the West
Admiral of the Cinque Port Fleet
Admiral of the West

Admiral Sir Peter Bard was an English Knight and naval officer who held a number of important commands of the Navy Royal from 1314 to 1336.[1] He held the offices of Admiral of the West from 1314 to 1315 and again from 1338 to 1339.[1] Vice-Admiral of the West in 1337.[2] and Admiral of the Cinque Port Fleet from 1335 to 1336.[3]

Career

Peter Bard was an important English naval commander in the first half of the 14th century.[4] In 1314 was appointed Admiral of the West until 1315[1] and took part in King Edward II's campaign to Scotland in 1314 in a large ship La Beate Marie.[5] From 1335 to 1336 he was appointed Admiral of the Cinque Port Fleet.[6] In 1337 he was appointed Vice-Admiral of the West under Admiral Bartholomew de Burghersh, 1st Baron Burghersh and assigned the duties of an under admiral.[7] In 1338 he succeeded de Burghersh as Admiral of the West commanding the Western Fleet and the administration of the Western Admiralty until 1339.[1] Prior to the creation of a single Admiralty Office in 1414 covering all of England, the English Navy was divided into geographical commands or Regional Admiralties.

Footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Rodger, N.A.M. (2004). The safeguard of the sea : a naval history of Britain. 660 to 1649. New York: W.W. Norton. pp. 504–506. ISBN 9780140297249.
  2. "Introduction". Rerum Britannicarum Medii Ævi Scriptores, Or, Chronicles and Memorials of Great Britain and Ireland During the Middle Ages. London, England: HM Public Record Office. 1871. p. xxxii.
  3. Haydn, Joseph (1851). The Book of Dignities: Containing Lists of the Official Personages of the British Empire ... from the Earliest Periods to the Present Time ... Together with the Sovereigns and Rulers of Europe, from the Foundation of Their Respective States; the Peerage of England and Great Britain ... London: Longmans, Brown, Green and Longmans. pp. 152–153.
  4. Willard, James Field; Morris, William Alfred (1940). The English Government at Work, 1327-1336. Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States: Mediaeval Academy of America. p. 379.
  5. Cushway, Graham (2011). Edward III and the War at Sea: The English Navy, 1327-1377. Woodbridge, United Kingdom: Boydell Press. p. 9. ISBN 9781843836216.
  6. Haydn. pp.152-153.
  7. "Introduction". Rerum Britannicarum Medii Ævi Scriptores, Or, Chronicles and Memorials of Great Britain and Ireland During the Middle Ages. London, England: HM Public Record Office. 1871. p. xxxii.

Bibliography

  • Cushway, Graham (2011). Edward III and the War at Sea: The English Navy, 1327-1377. Woodbridge, United Kingdom: Boydell Press. ISBN 9781843836216.
  • Haydn, Joseph (1851). The Book of Dignities: Containing Lists of the Official Personages of the British Empire ... from the Earliest Periods to the Present Time ... Together with the Sovereigns and Rulers of Europe, from the Foundation of Their Respective States; the Peerage of England and Great Britain ... London: Longmans, Brown, Green and Longmans.
  • Rodger, N.A.M. (2004). The safeguard of the sea : a naval history of Britain. 660 to 1649. New York: W.W. Norton. ISBN 9780140297249.
  • Willard, James Field; Morris, William Alfred (1940). The English Government at Work, 1327-1336. Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States: Mediaeval Academy of America.