His name may not be as famous as Sir Francis Drake, but Robert Blake was a hero in his own right – and a local one at that. The Blake Museum is a fascinating Bridgwater attraction and tells the story behind his life.
Blake was a hero of the British Navy, so much so that he received a formal state funeral, and Nelson himself once said ‘I shall never be the equal of Blake’. Find out how Blake started as a soldier, served in the Civil War and proved himself as a naval commander. Aside from his impressive list of naval triumphs and firsts, Blake was a natural leader, and there are plenty of stories to find out just how he used his talent.