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Blake (13  May  1823) Possibly:
Blake, Robert, Admiral Unable to identify a specific title by Blake. In his History of the Commonwealth, first volume, WG discusses Blake's work in the defence of Lime ( 1644) and of Taunton ( 1645) during the Civil Wars. WG's History cites the following sources: Rushworth, JohnHistorical collections of private passages of state. Weighty matters in law. Remarkable proceedings in five parliaments. Beginning the sixteenth year of King James, anno 1618. And ending the fifth year of King Charls, anno 1629. Digested in order of time, and now published by John Rushworth of Lincolns-Inn, Esq. 1659
The work was expanded by the addition of three more parts (taking the narrative through the death of King Charles I in 1648) and by a final part on the trial of Strafford. Eight volumes were published in 1721-1722.
Whitelocke, BulstrodeMemorials of the English affairs: or, an historical account of what passed from the beginning of the reign of Charles the First, to Charles the Second his happy restauration. Containing the publick transactons, civil and military; together with the private consultations and secrets of the cabinet. 1682
Clarendon, Edward Hyde, Earl ofThe history of the rebellion and civil wars in England, begun in the year 1641. With the precedent passages, and actions, that contributed thereunto, and the happy end, and conclusion thereof by the King's blessed restoration, and return upon the 29th of May, in the year 1660. Written by the Right Honourable Edward Earl of Clarendon, late Lord High Chancellour of England, Privy Counsellour in the reigne of King Charles the First and the Second. (3 volumes) 1702-4
WG reads about Blake in the British Museum on 1823-05-13.

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