Legend has it that there was a warship with a circular hull built by incompetent engineers. When its cannons fired, it would start to turn around itself uncontrollably and the crew would get dizzy in seconds. So is this really true?
Robert Blake (1598-1657) was a British military commander and statesman. A somewhat late bloomer, his career as a military man only began in 1642 at age 44. He rose through the ranks extremely quickly.
In 1625, the English commander Sir Edward Cecil (1572-1638) had set up a fleet of around 115 ships and over 15,000 seamen. The goal was the wealthy Spanish city of Cadiz. Once arriving at the bay of Cadiz, Cecil decided to attack Fort Puntel, which was supposedly protecting Cadiz.